Thomas is one of our 5th graders at Easton Elementary. We really like to push independent reading as well as reading out loud to our students on a daily basis. Thomas is reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli this week. We do this as our DEAR rotation which is Drop Everything And Read. It gives our students a chance to take a break from their regular rotations and get a little bit of “them” time reading about something they love or having a teacher read to them as well.