I'm feeling really conflicted with recent discussions on social media and the Read180 program. I love the program and have seen great improvement with my students' academics and confidence. I know the program suggests organizing the Read180 library by Lexile. I have read many conversations and opinions that students should not be restricted to only a certain level of book, because if a kid wants to read something, they should be able to read it. I am curious if because this program targets lower readers, is the research different and students benefit from reading books on their level? I could also have them choose one on their level during independent reading and allow them to choose another one of their choice for any free time reading (but we don't have free time reading) So conflicted! Any opinions or research would be appreciated!