Throw Out Study Guides: Bring in Active Reading Inventories!

I get it. It’s hard to throw out the old and bring in the new. You completed study guides. I completed study guides. And I am sure when my daughter gets older, she too, will complete study guides. They are a staple of the English class – so it MUST be adhered to. Right? 

I say throw them out! (And it’s at this moment that we queue angry English teachers across the globe). But hear me out first… Do you enjoy completing study guides while you read? Do you enjoy getting the same answers from student to student? Unless you plan on teaching students HOW to use Google search and FIND the answers they are seeking- then what is the point?

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