About This Blog

So I’ve been a teacher for a long, long time now.  And I’ve been a reader for even longer.

That makes me an expert, doesn’t it?

Sure it does.

But ever since I read Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief—which is unquestionably one of the WORST books ever written—my students have started to question my brilliance when it comes to picking out good books.

This blog is my attempt to reclaim my rightful position as book-chooser-extraordinaire!  Not only am I going to take strong positions on the books I’m reading, I’m going to PROVE that I’m right in detailed posts that are impossible to deny.  I’m even going to use my very own scoring system to rate the books I’m reading.

And if you’re brave enough, SMSers, you’ll push back.  I dare you to point out the flaws in my thinking.  I dare you to convince me that my positions on individual books are wrong.  I dare you to change my mind.

Bring it!

Mr. F


2 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. gayla November 11, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Brilliant! My daughter’s 10th grade English teacher has been encouraging her to stand up and state her opinions in class. She tells my daughter that it is good practice for real world situations when you need to stand up for what you believe, even if you are standing alone. Your blog allows students to have a safe place for them to practice defending their thinking, not to mention it is fun to read!

    • wferriter November 16, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words, Gayla….

      We’re trying our best to practice being persuasive.

      The only hitch is I’ve got to do a better job getting our posts up more regularly! I’ve got a TON that the kids have written that have to go up—-I’m just too darn busy to get them posted.

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