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Choosing a book in American Literature

Associate librarian Gail Bloom visited Shauna Whelan’s American literature class to teach the students about choosing the right book to highlight the skills they have learned throughout the year. Whelan is working with Bloom on a choice book unit, which has each student choose their own book to read instead of having the whole class read the same book. Once the book is chosen, the students will exhibit their reading, analysis, writing, and discussion skills in self-directed, small groups. “It’s a great way for students to demonstrate what we’ve practiced all year within a whole class environment in a more independent way,” Whelan said.