I read an interesting book last night – Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher. I wanted to read Flying Solo because I’ve always admired Fletcher’s books about how to teach writing. He is a wonderful teacher of teachers.
This book, written for kids between the ages of 10 and 12, is the story of a group of kids who, when their substitute teacher is a no-show, decide not to let anyone know and to run the class themselves. The story weaves together both the decisions they make and a number of personal issues stemming from the deaht of one of their classmates six months before the story takes place.
It’s a short, but thought provoking book, and definitely one I will add to Inly’s summer reading list.