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Ms. Levesque’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Lompoc Valley Middle School
  • Lompoc, CA
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Many of my students do not consider themselves avid readers. For most the only books they read are the books we read together as a class. Yet year after year, these books fail to capture my students interests and incite a passion with the written word. These books unanimously feature individuals and stories far removed from my student's own lives. In order to engage my students in reading, I want to introduce them to books that mirror their own lives and experiences. With your donation my students will be able to finally see themselves portrayed in a book. It is now more than ever important to celebrate diversity. Current research shows that the best learning, especially for English language learners, comes from engagement with texts that connect to the student's cultural backgrounds. With these books, many of my students will for once feel confident and capable as they correct me with my pronunciation and teach me the Spanish words and phrases that are peppered throughout the novel. With your help I will be able to place culturally relevant books into the classroom and into the hands of my students.

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Many of my students do not consider themselves avid readers. For most the only books they read are the books we read together as a class. Yet year after year, these books fail to capture my students interests and incite a passion with the written word. These books unanimously feature individuals and stories far removed from my student's own lives. In order to engage my students in reading, I want to introduce them to books that mirror their own lives and experiences. With your donation my students will be able to finally see themselves portrayed in a book. It is now more than ever important to celebrate diversity. Current research shows that the best learning, especially for English language learners, comes from engagement with texts that connect to the student's cultural backgrounds. With these books, many of my students will for once feel confident and capable as they correct me with my pronunciation and teach me the Spanish words and phrases that are peppered throughout the novel. With your help I will be able to place culturally relevant books into the classroom and into the hands of my students.

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