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These books will help my 5th-grade readers see themselves in literature. My classroom library is a place where my student can unwind and enjoy their day. Students of this age need to be presented with text that embodies their everyday life. When students read a book and can make connections to the main character and their setting, they see themselves in literature. With what is going on around them (in the media and at home), students need to be able to see themselves in the texts to help build their comprehension, as well as, their understanding of who they are as a reader. These texts help them understand who they are as a reader because the texts are like windows or mirrors. "Viewing a text as a window allows students to explore the lived experiences of others, building empathy and understanding while examining diversity in social, cultural, political, and historical contexts (Diversity)."

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These books will help my 5th-grade readers see themselves in literature. My classroom library is a place where my student can unwind and enjoy their day. Students of this age need to be presented with text that embodies their everyday life. When students read a book and can make connections to the main character and their setting, they see themselves in literature. With what is going on around them (in the media and at home), students need to be able to see themselves in the texts to help build their comprehension, as well as, their understanding of who they are as a reader. These texts help them understand who they are as a reader because the texts are like windows or mirrors. "Viewing a text as a window allows students to explore the lived experiences of others, building empathy and understanding while examining diversity in social, cultural, political, and historical contexts (Diversity)."

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