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  • East End Preparatory School
  • Nashville, TN
  • Half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

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My wonderful students will have access to these texts during independent reading time, as well as be able to borrow them and take them home. If learning at hose students will have access to recorded reading versions of the text through their online classroom. This will help continue to encourage independent reading and allow students to hear meaningful text constantly at home. This frequent engagement with engaging and relevant texts has shown to increase reading growth. To create these experiences, they need books that they are interested in because they see themselves reflected in the pages. "This is how a door opens- a child picks up a book and finds a part or many parts of their lives on the page, and because of this the child keeps reading and keeps reading" Jacqueline Woodson. My project seeks to increase the diversity of characters and experiences in our classroom library, so that when students pick up a book they want to keep reading as much as possible. I teach a diverse group of students who are not currently represented in their classroom library. By not seeing themselves in the stories, they are not able to fully connect with the characters in the stories. I'm excited to share books with my students that reflect characters that look like them and live like them so that they love reading as much as I do!

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My wonderful students will have access to these texts during independent reading time, as well as be able to borrow them and take them home. If learning at hose students will have access to recorded reading versions of the text through their online classroom. This will help continue to encourage independent reading and allow students to hear meaningful text constantly at home. This frequent engagement with engaging and relevant texts has shown to increase reading growth. To create these experiences, they need books that they are interested in because they see themselves reflected in the pages. "This is how a door opens- a child picks up a book and finds a part or many parts of their lives on the page, and because of this the child keeps reading and keeps reading" Jacqueline Woodson. My project seeks to increase the diversity of characters and experiences in our classroom library, so that when students pick up a book they want to keep reading as much as possible. I teach a diverse group of students who are not currently represented in their classroom library. By not seeing themselves in the stories, they are not able to fully connect with the characters in the stories. I'm excited to share books with my students that reflect characters that look like them and live like them so that they love reading as much as I do!

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