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I honestly believe that in the instruction of reading, organizing classroom
books by lexile level makes sense.In my school, classroom teachers share
lexiled books for independent reading in their classrooms.

However libraries are not to be places for reading instruction. They are to
be places where children use the reading skills they are learning in the
classroom. Most children don't learn in a  linear manner and reading is an
example of this. The child who is interested in origami books is going to be
sorely distressed when he finds out that these books are the wrong lexile
level for him.

Anyone in this business knows that once a movie comes out (Star Wars, Series
of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, etc.) , everyone wants to read the
books. Imagine having to limit these books only to the kids who are reading
on that level.

We can direct students to books we feel are appropriate for their reading
level but we should not force them to read only these books and none other.
That will not produce lifelong readers.

My 2 cents...
Josephine G. Dervan, Library Media Specialist
Strathmore Elementary School, Aberdeen, NJ

He who has a garden and a library, wants for nothing- Cicero

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