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    By maryteach

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    very fair--30 minutes a night for a sixth grader is not unreasonable--AND they got to count an hour a week done in class on silent reading days. So it was really only 15 minutes, or less, a night. And still, families lied about it. A 40% return rate just isn't enough, for me, to warrant continuing the assignment.

    Also, I felt like every time the log was due, a large percentage of my class got another lesson, from their parents, in how to lie and beat the system. Truthfully, I don't want to feed that, or encourage it in any way. If we do 100% of our work in class, at least I know they actually did it. And like I said, the kids who love to read are going to do it, anyway. And the ones who don't like it, won't, and their parents just sign anything.

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