Night of the Living Book Report

What is it with book reports anyway? Kids hate writing them and teachers abhor reading them and yet they continue to haunt us all … and why is it that every time you hope beyond all reason that you’ve finally seen the last of book reports, they rise again from the dead? At this workshop: consider an assortment of “stakes” to “drive into the heart” of these proverbial zombies of assessment.

Olga Nesi ( ) has been the librarian at I.S. 281 - Joseph B. Cavallaro in Brooklyn, N.Y. for nine years. Prior to her stint in the library she was a classroom teacher for five years. In a distant life, she managed bookstores in Manhattan for ten years.