More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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5th Grade Sleuths are Searching for Books...
My students need new mysteries to read during Readers Workshop.
5th graders love a mystery. Whether it's where Ms. Noonan put her keys or who ate their homework, they are totally enthralled by clues and questions. Naturally, mysteries are one of their favorite genres. Sadly, our classroom library seems to be missing the books that we need!
Learning to read takes practice and patience, but loving to read takes great books.
My students love to read because they love mysteries. The majority speak multiple languages and learning to read in English can be challenging, but they have persevered through numerous challenges to learn all that they can. When they get their hands on a good book, they're unstoppable. The challenge is that in a school strapped for resources, getting your hands on a good book isn't always that easy.
A library full of mysteries solves that problem for my students. They will have access to the books that help them fall in love with reading. When it comes to mysteries, they can't wait to turn the page in the hopes of solving the case before their protagonist does. A library full of different types of mysteries by great authors is what we need to reach our goal of being grade-level readers and future college scholars.
Mystery books spark an innate curiosity in kids.
They get kids thinking, wondering, and wanting to know more. These books will be a crucial addition to our classroom library, and a needed resource on our journey to equitable education.
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