And I loved you and Taylor. I am blessed to not have this experience with my own son. I know with every fiber of my heart that AR would damage him as a reader. For now, I am happy with sticking with reading for pleasure. It's working, and he is reading for all the right reasons.
And thank you Cathy for sharing your parent perspective. Even you know how many parents thanked me for not using AR in our room. Every parent said their child read more and enjoyed reading more because of it. I recently saw Ty's mother, and she said he made a complete turn-around as a reader that year because of focus on reading for pleasure not points.
Feedback from parents along with happy readers in my room, speaks volumes to me.
Best to you,
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