Cassi Steele



“Ready. Set Sail!”

To address the problem of low student reading performance in my classroom, I would like to introduce student choice to my RTI students (those who struggle with reading the most). Data from previous grade levels and assessments have given me evidence that proves to me that my students are not reading at an appropriate reading level. This will not only prevent them from being successful in reading but ultimately, in other content areas as well. Obviously, the traditional practice of assigning students the same reading material isn’t working in this case. This is where I want to implement student choice to get my kids hooked on reading and bring up their reading levels: I want to stock my classroom library with books that are chosen for the students, by the students, of all genres and reading levels. I feel like all it will take will be that one book that they are truly interested in to get them to see that reading can be enjoyable.