At The Classroom Bookshelf, we strive to model week after week the many ways that teachers can consider texts of any genre for classroom use and instructional purposes. We believe that the best way to learn to read, advance as a reader, and learn content through reading is for teachers and children to make choices together; teachers know the students best, and can use a variety of texts to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of each student, whether they are advanced readers or reluctant, “right on” grade level, bilingual learners, or students with special needs.