Readers Write

What Would You Choose to Read in School?

by Alexander Pavlicin

High schooler Adison hated reading and hardly ever read anything in school, even if it was required. Everything changed, however, when she read a book recommended by a friend.

Teacher Kelly Gallagher suggests that choice has a lot to do with turning “fake readers” into book lovers.

In this Readers Write, we asked teens what book they would like to read and study in English class. They gave us more than a list of books, speaking out about the importance of peer recommendations and their desire for relevant, interactive discussions. […]