Your perceptions about different types of readers are very accurate, and as educators, we must always be able to find books that are suited for not only ability levels, but a student’s interest and personality. Students should have opportunities to choose their own books, and from there we can guide them in the right direction for their next book. As long as they are reading, they are acquiring the necessary literacy skills and strategies to become successful, lifelong readers. Teachers have the ability to make them love reading, and you gave great suggestions to tap into their interests as well as recommend books they may not have picked up without your advice. I will definitely take your ideas and use them with my students and see what other types of “book personalities” I have that are different from the ones in your class. Thank you for your advice and insight about books for different student interests!
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