Mar 23, 2012

ARTICLE: Book Buddies with High-Schoolers

American High School Students Are Reading Books At 5th-Grade-Appropriate Levels

"A compilation of the top 40 books teens in grades 9-12 are reading in school shows that the average reading level of that list is 5.3 -- barely above the fifth grade."

"National 12th-grade reading scores were lower in 2009 than they were in 1992."

Uh-oh, teachers, you know what that means, right? In order to improve 12th-grade reading scores, they'll expect you to do more. Regardless of developmental appropriateness, be ready to teach Faulkner, A Farewell to Arms would be perfect for Monday's read-to-peer time, or that lesson on alliteration.

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