Addressing the "environment" in my classroom is tough due to the size of my class and classroom (27), which is disappointing. I have been able to address some aspects in my class. Color-coding my books by genre (and lexile level) has help the reluctant readers to target the genre they like. Another thing that is very useful is Scholastic's The Stack...by playing the mini-videos/reviews on books...I find many students pick those books out. I would love to add more graphic novels, but I have found them to be very expensive and I am concerned with the content of many (violence, sex etc.)...but the fight goes on.
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