Still cleaning. Found a pile of paper, articles and whatnot, things that had got me thinking that's a blog post. So here. Here is "this is not a post, this is just a list":
First off, a letter from a teacher (a/k/a The Book Whisperer) about why kids should read at home, and why she doesn't require book logs.
Lots of people have lots to say about reading logs.
Is it possible to motivate students? "Let the students decide except when there’s a good reason why we have to decide for them."
She "called bacon on it".
It's not just about the education; it's good for families.
If you read nothing else, read the last one AND all of the comments, which range from "babies are tasty" to "gross" to "all animals eat the placenta" to "it's the best thing ever" to ... oh, just go read them yourself.