What is something you did that you loved?
There are lots of things I loved about my year teaching Latin III... but... if I think about something that I loved and will continue to loved, I'm going to have to go with Free Voluntary Reading.
Last year, Rachel and I did a podcast series on The Reading Whisperer and I took many ideas from it. When it came time to set up my expectations for FVR, I knew I wanted to establish the kind of space the author had. It is something I'm still working on, but I am very pleased with how it went this year and I am sure it will only get better.
What I did
Since I was teaching Level III, my students already had some reading skill (so when I do this with my Is this year, it will be different). I started by discussing with them the rules for FVR:
We also established some expectations for what they would read: