Student Teaching 6th grade -
I would like to implement a reading program similar to Donlyn Miller's reading program from the "Book Whisperer" during the spring semester of a 6th grade classroom. I would have about two months to have the students read a specific amount of books. So, how many books should I ask a 6th grader to read in two months? I was thinking 12 and 6 of the 12 books would needed to be nonfiction. I'd give them outlines of the genre for each book, but they could read whatever book they find in the school library, the classroom library, or from my collection. Is this doable? I will only be student teaching in 6th grade starting in March 2015 through the end of the school year. Thank you.
FYI: 6th grade class, all day in an Elementary School.
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