Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein

A Light in the Attic is a level R on the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. A Light in the Attic is a collection of children's poems that range over many topics. This book has had a lot of controversy because some poems encourage disobedience, one poem describes the death of a girl due to her parents' refusal to give her a pony, and certain poems mentioning supernatural themes. In my opinion, I think this book, and all Shel Silverstein books, are great for the classroom and for students. Growing up, I was a struggling reader, and these poems gave me the confidence to read because the pages were short, with pictures, and were silly. In my future classroom, I would love to have this book for reading and language arts centers, to warm my students up for reading small groups, and for the struggling readers in the class to help boost their confidence just like it boosted mine.