Independent reading, or "sustained silent reading" has plenty of benefits.
Finding a book that's "just right" is important to our IR program's success, so Mrs. Kennedy (middle school library media specialist) and I are ready to help.
One of my favorite resources for helping students find books to read is a book blog called Story Snoops. I visit this site frequently to get ideas about book recommendations.
I also like to watch book trailers to find out about new titles. Here's a site with several trailers for you to watch.
Last year, seventh graders read over 1200 books. I'm looking forward to seeing if this year's students can top it!