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Ms. Winterling Waggaman’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Thomas A Edison Middle School
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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My students are all English Language Learners. One successful strategy we used last year to improve their reading levels was Reading or Literature Circles. Everyone participated and enjoyed reading aloud and discussing their books in their small reading circles. Students’ Lexile reading levels increased by hundreds of points! Students were extremely proud of their improvement and progress towards meeting their reading goals. The books are so important to our Reading Circles. My students cannot afford to buy their own books and our school does not have funding for classroom books. With these books my students can read together and build positive experiences reading and talking about books!

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My students are all English Language Learners. One successful strategy we used last year to improve their reading levels was Reading or Literature Circles. Everyone participated and enjoyed reading aloud and discussing their books in their small reading circles. Students’ Lexile reading levels increased by hundreds of points! Students were extremely proud of their improvement and progress towards meeting their reading goals. The books are so important to our Reading Circles. My students cannot afford to buy their own books and our school does not have funding for classroom books. With these books my students can read together and build positive experiences reading and talking about books!

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