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Ms. Ertzinger’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Whitehall Middle School
  • Whitehall, MI
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

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I teach in a small city in West Michigan serving a social- economically diverse population. 43% of our students receive free/reduced lunch. 10% of our students are considered homeless via McKinney Vento. That being said, the students here have come up through a system utilizing a reading workshop model of teaching, and they have grown into ravenous readers. I have a small classroom library from which 100+ books are checked out at any given time. This is a problem for book choice in general;however, it becomes more pronounced when we begin our book clubs. I survey students regularly throughout the year to be sure they have a voice in the classroom structures that work best for them. Eight out of the nine of the past surveys have demonstrated a need for more book club units throughout the year.

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I teach in a small city in West Michigan serving a social- economically diverse population. 43% of our students receive free/reduced lunch. 10% of our students are considered homeless via McKinney Vento. That being said, the students here have come up through a system utilizing a reading workshop model of teaching, and they have grown into ravenous readers. I have a small classroom library from which 100+ books are checked out at any given time. This is a problem for book choice in general;however, it becomes more pronounced when we begin our book clubs. I survey students regularly throughout the year to be sure they have a voice in the classroom structures that work best for them. Eight out of the nine of the past surveys have demonstrated a need for more book club units throughout the year.

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