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What Books Should Students be Reading?

Literature in the classroom continues to be a conversation in some school districts. From the topics that books should cover to discussions about the kind of topics that should be avoided, there is a growing concern about accountability in many schools.
District personnel talk to classroom teachers about the literature used in classrooms. These conversations are referring to any book a teacher chooses to use as a read aloud, any book they have in their own classroom library available to students, and any book they choose to have students read during instruction. District officials remind their employees that, as the classroom teacher, they are responsible for previewing all reading material prior to sharing with, or distributing, to students. This includes materials found within district approved reading series. The district has taken time to vet the leveled readers and guidance has been provided to instructors in those specific course guides.
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