Column: Student-selected books can inspire love of reading

11/24/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

English teachers often love literature so much that it can be hard to trade a classic work for something lighter, but these works can have a place in the classroom, writes Boston Globe "Ask the Teacher" columnist and high school English teacher Ron Fletcher. Allowing students to select a few books themselves can encourage lifelong reading, he says.

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