What Children Are Reading Now

You may not be surprised to know that high school students are not reading high school level books.  Some, in fact, are reading books on a fifth or sixth grade level.  They are also more interested in fantasy, science fiction, horror and fairy tales than anything else.  Their favorite books are those in the Hunger Games series.  What about the classics?  Only Shakespeare remains on reading lists.  Here are two articles that tell you more about what is happening.  The first article is a report from NPR.  You can read it or listen to it.  The second is a study done by Renaissance Learning which is very instructive.  Take time to study the report.  It’s worth your time.

Renaissance Learning Report Summary

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