Question number 8 in the book is, “Must everyone read the same book?” The short answer is yes. In order to create the dialogue between students for all practical reasons, they need to all read the same short passages as they are developing the skill of close reading. The authors do ‘give permission’ for students to self-select some of their own material for pleasure and enjoyment, and to apply their close reading strategies. (I wonder what the Daily 5 peeps think of that?)
So… Tune in next Tuesday as we talk about text-complexity. I am excited for this. This is another thing we discussed a lot at my PLC’s this year. Thanks for stopping by!!