Are students reading books that are too easy for them?

06/12/2013 | National Public Radio

Students are less likely to read classic novels today -- both in and out of school -- than they were in the past, according to experts who also reveal in this report that older students often read books that were written for younger audiences. After the late part of middle school, students often do not increase the difficulty of the books they read, said Eric Stickney, educational research director for Renaissance Learning, which recently completed a report on reading trends among students.

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