Year: 1996-1997
Month: September
Leader: Group K

Situation/Case Study:

The teacher sharing recalled that in the very early days of the school year she was having her 3rd graders reading to themselves (SSR) and she was proceeding around the room listening to different children read aloud from their books to get a sense of their reading skills. When she got to Sally (not her real name) and asked her to read to her Sally's response was, "Why should I?" After a few more attempts the teacher said, "Okay, sometimes I don't feel like reading aloud either. We'll try it another time." The teacher related that she felt stunned and shocked that this was happening in the first week of school. The teacher then went on to describe other anti-social behavior exhibited by the child.