Book Choice is extremely important. It means the difference between 5 minutes of reading each night and 20 minutes of reading each night. The impact is illustrated below.
We want our students to be reading everyday, both in school and at home. Reading builds stamina and builds student vocabulary. It allows students to identify with characters, feel empathy and not feel alone in the struggles of growing up. When reading a variety of text students began to make connections to books, but also make connections between books and eventually how that ties into a more global community.