[Library Media] Reading choices vs. assigned

Bill Goodrich bgoodrich at dcsd.org
Mon Apr 18 13:12:55 MDT 2016


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On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Heather Anderson <
heather.anderson at juabsd.org> wrote:

> Hi All!
> I have a few questions for you.  In our school students are required to
> read a book for each quarter of English that they take.  Most students have
> to take English at least 9 - 11 grades.  In the past they were required to
> get at least 15 AR points, however that was changed and now students have
> to read a specific lexile leveled book.  I have had a lot of students
> complain about this because they would like to read a book, but it isn’t
> enough lexile points and that would drop their grade.  I am going to be
> meeting with the English teachers in the next few weeks to discuss changing
> this policy.  I feel it is so important for our students to be able to
> choose what they want to read, which will then help them to develop their
> ability to read as well as a love for reading.  Do any of you know of any
> specific articles that could help back me up?  Or if any of you have any
> tips or advice on how to fight this battle I would greatly appreciate it!
> Thanks so much for your help and have a great day!!
>
> Heather Anderson
> Media Specialist
> Juab High School
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> Currently Reading:  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
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Bill Goodrich
Library Teacher - XC Coach -  Soccer Coach
Union High School / Centennial Elementary
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 725-4548

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM, Heather Anderson <
heather.anderson at juabsd.org> wrote:

> Hi All!
> I have a few questions for you.  In our school students are required to
> read a book for each quarter of English that they take.  Most students have
> to take English at least 9 - 11 grades.  In the past they were required to
> get at least 15 AR points, however that was changed and now students have
> to read a specific lexile leveled book.  I have had a lot of students
> complain about this because they would like to read a book, but it isn’t
> enough lexile points and that would drop their grade.  I am going to be
> meeting with the English teachers in the next few weeks to discuss changing
> this policy.  I feel it is so important for our students to be able to
> choose what they want to read, which will then help them to develop their
> ability to read as well as a love for reading.  Do any of you know of any
> specific articles that could help back me up?  Or if any of you have any
> tips or advice on how to fight this battle I would greatly appreciate it!
> Thanks so much for your help and have a great day!!
>
> Heather Anderson
> Media Specialist
> Juab High School
>
>
> Currently Reading:  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> library-media mailing list
> library-media at lists.uen.org
> To unsubscribe visit: https://lists.uen.org/mailman/listinfo/library-media
>



-- 
Bill Goodrich
Library Teacher - XC Coach -  Soccer Coach
Union High School / Centennial Elementary
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 725-4548
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