Education Week article about struggling readers. I discussed how I use genres that my students are interested in to spark an interest in reading. I really embrace ALA's Freedom to Read Statement in my Library Media Center but it is so difficult implement. With Common Core State Standards mandates just around the corner, I believe 'freedom of choice' will be challenged heavily. The group of students I feel that will be most impacted are my struggling readers. These students who I call, 'Re-Emergent Readers' are now embracing reading and enjoying it. It looks like student learning will be interrupted for test preparation and assessment.....sigh.
Despite these obstacles, I'm still going to find a way to deliver books of interest to my students. Enjoy the article.
For Challenged Readers, Custom-Tailored Texts