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Mrs. Martinez

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  • Smith Elementary School
  • Aurora, IL
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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My classroom contains a diverse population of students. Many of whom are first-generation immigrants who are learning to speak English as a second language. They come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and many live in nontraditional family structures. They are struggling readers who have abilities that differ from their peers. "I don't belong here" is the struggle faced be my students. They feel this way because their families do not live and think like we do. These students are crying out for spaces and opportunities to belong. My goal as a reading teacher is to supply my students with opportunities to thrive as learners and opportunities to cultivate a home within my classroom.

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My classroom contains a diverse population of students. Many of whom are first-generation immigrants who are learning to speak English as a second language. They come from low socioeconomic backgrounds and many live in nontraditional family structures. They are struggling readers who have abilities that differ from their peers. "I don't belong here" is the struggle faced be my students. They feel this way because their families do not live and think like we do. These students are crying out for spaces and opportunities to belong. My goal as a reading teacher is to supply my students with opportunities to thrive as learners and opportunities to cultivate a home within my classroom.

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