Great job on balancing AR but allowing students to read a variety of books in the process as well. I really think conferences make a difference. When I was required to use it in my room (one year), I put the following requirements in place:
1. The Reader's Bill of Rights still feel in to place.
2. No one was allowed to ever utter the painful phrase, "Is this an AR book?" You picked a book because YOU WANTED to read it.
3. Since it was required, IF the book was in the collection, take the test. It's super easy and takes a second. If it wasn't, just tell me about it during our conference, and I can give you the "points".
Best of luck to you with the beginning of your teaching career!
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