Want to make things interesting at your next gathering of teachers or school librarians (F.Y.I.: a group of teachers is known as a “quiz”, school librarians, a “bun”)? Slowly and clearly utter the words “reading level” and watch what happens.
The role of educators in guiding student reading has always been a matter of debate – one that has only ramped up with the adoption of technology.
As always, The Blue Skunk blog has a take on the matter worth reading, as he looks at the Top 20 Books Read Among U.S. High Schoolers 2010-2011 (by the way, I’ll give you one guess about the book that came in #1).
In my experience, reading programs have a way of overtaking sound decision-making. Interest should trump reading level every time.
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