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  • Mendez Elementary School
  • San Marcos, TX
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Reading aloud to students is essential to their reading success. It creates a bond, improves their vocabulary, makes connections to the real world, and allows readers performing below grade level to engage in books that they couldn't read themselves. We all know the value and joy that comes from reading a good book. Having good mentor texts like the wonderful themes in Patricia Polacco's books will enhance my reading instruction. My students lack experiences and I need more historical fiction to broaden their horizons. I discovered that by bringing in technology with these books (virtual tours, videos, etc.) my students develop a greater understanding of the world around them and hopefully, in return, will want to learn more. I have also chosen books to help my students deal with conflict. Many of them lack the skills and confidence to deal with bullying, teasing, and feelings of inadequacy. I have also requested headphones. Ours either have sound in only 1 ear or are too small and pinch their ears. We will use these for our Read Live structured fluency program, to practice for the online STAAR test, to practice our explicit vocabulary with Quizlet, and for other technology activities incorporated into the curriculum.

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Reading aloud to students is essential to their reading success. It creates a bond, improves their vocabulary, makes connections to the real world, and allows readers performing below grade level to engage in books that they couldn't read themselves. We all know the value and joy that comes from reading a good book. Having good mentor texts like the wonderful themes in Patricia Polacco's books will enhance my reading instruction. My students lack experiences and I need more historical fiction to broaden their horizons. I discovered that by bringing in technology with these books (virtual tours, videos, etc.) my students develop a greater understanding of the world around them and hopefully, in return, will want to learn more. I have also chosen books to help my students deal with conflict. Many of them lack the skills and confidence to deal with bullying, teasing, and feelings of inadequacy. I have also requested headphones. Ours either have sound in only 1 ear or are too small and pinch their ears. We will use these for our Read Live structured fluency program, to practice for the online STAAR test, to practice our explicit vocabulary with Quizlet, and for other technology activities incorporated into the curriculum.

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