My creative students come to sixth grade with a wide variety of reading levels and interests. Some are enthusiastic readers looking for challenge and variety. Some are reluctant readers who are looking for that just right book that will pique their interest.
My 6th graders are eager to get the most out of their English block periods, especially during independent reading time, but, thankfully, I have many different readers in my classroom who all are looking for and need different things.
Although most of my students do tend to read fiction when they have the choice, there are those who like reading about real events and real people. I wish I had more to offer on the nonfiction side of my classroom library.
It might inspire more students to read nonfiction if there were a greater variety of books to choose from with a greater variety of reading levels.
I think having some of the Who Is?/What Is? series and the Totally True Adventures series as part of our classroom books will allow more students to read and discuss books together.
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