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  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Boston, MA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

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This year in social studies, my fourth graders will learn about diversity in our country; they will hear immigration stories and identify contributions of various cultures. In language arts, they will engage in guided read alouds; they will listen to and read from various text-types. I will also use classroom read alouds to promote social and emotional learning, during class meetings and morning share times. Use of literature from our classroom library will play a huge part in all subject areas. However, the classroom library that I have inherited in my current role is lacking in books that promote diverse backgrounds and characters of color. With a broader selection of books that present and promote diversity, my students will be able to engage with characters and real-life role models who look like them or share similar backgrounds. When students see themselves reflected in literature and classroom materials, they are more likely to feel included and valued at school. Access to a diverse range of books also promotes respect for differences and exploration of identity and culture. My hope is that students will find more books that interest them, therefore increasing engagement with literature in the classroom.

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This year in social studies, my fourth graders will learn about diversity in our country; they will hear immigration stories and identify contributions of various cultures. In language arts, they will engage in guided read alouds; they will listen to and read from various text-types. I will also use classroom read alouds to promote social and emotional learning, during class meetings and morning share times. Use of literature from our classroom library will play a huge part in all subject areas. However, the classroom library that I have inherited in my current role is lacking in books that promote diverse backgrounds and characters of color. With a broader selection of books that present and promote diversity, my students will be able to engage with characters and real-life role models who look like them or share similar backgrounds. When students see themselves reflected in literature and classroom materials, they are more likely to feel included and valued at school. Access to a diverse range of books also promotes respect for differences and exploration of identity and culture. My hope is that students will find more books that interest them, therefore increasing engagement with literature in the classroom.

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