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What Students Read When They Can Read Anything

Back in December, I posted a list of books students in my classes were reading. Now, four months later, my students are still reading, and I’ve added two new classes of readers to the mix. Today I made a list … Continue reading

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Does Choice Reading Create Ladders?

As regular visitors here know, my students read books of their own choosing every day for the first ten minutes of class.    Then they write blog posts about those books, and they write comments on each other’s book blog posts.  This … Continue reading

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Arrested (Reading) Development?

Is it possible to skip developmental levels in reading? My classes of accelerated sophomores read books of their own choosing for part of each class period. I’ve noticed that quite a few of them choose books below their reading level, … Continue reading

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But What If We Try?

My biggest experiment of the year involves sophomores reading books of their own choosing. I’ve noticed that student enthusiasm for reading frequently nosedives in about 8th grade, maybe a little earlier for boys. This trend has been even more marked … Continue reading

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