A New Assignment: Pick Books You Like

Some schools in America are abandoning traditional books in favor of letting students choose the class reading options for themselves. How do you feel about schools switching out "To Kill a Mockingbird" for "Captain Underpants?"

The approach in which students choose their own books, discuss them individually with their teacher and one another, and keep detailed journals about their reading, is part of a movement to revolutionize the way literature is taught in America’s schools. While there is no clear consensus among English teachers, variations on the approach, known as reading workshop, are catching on.

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