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Organizing Library

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!

By eclerc
Posted on: August 06 2017
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  • AskDee

    The research is showing that it is better to try to match a student to books that are a bit below their Lexile level. A student's Lexile level is where the student reads at a 75% comprehension rate, which is the instructional reading level. There is nothing wrong with allowing a student to read books above the student's Lexile levels as long as the student has a high interest in the book. Check in with the student after a day or two to see if the reading the higher level book is a struggle.

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