It’s important until we find a better way to educate that students continue to read.
By 4th grade, they should be able to read all sorts of books. What about Harry Potter books. Are they considered too difficult for 4th graders? This is where it gets interesting.
The lexile types will insist that it’s too hard and would frustrate and humiliate them. They think that its so important to give kids books at the right level.
I don’t agree. I think the important thing is to find books that the kids care enough about to bother to read. Once it’s interesting, they might actually make an effort and struggle through!