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I vividly remember a student
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I vividly remember a student new to my school a few years ago. He was a fourth grader who had many low academic skills. Our reading instruction has a very student-centered component, where kids can choose their own books, not limited by levels. At the end of the year when he was reflecting on his reading growth, he noted that at his old school, he only read 2 books in 3rd grade, but this year in 4th grade, he read 28 books. He was astounded at the difference in the number. I also saw that his academic skills showed tremendous growth, a clear connection to his increase in reading. He could pinpoint the book he read in the fall that changed his connection to books, the right one for him that helped him become an avid reader.
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