Help me give my students access to a variety of great paperback books for our classroom library. I've chosen numerous award-winning titles from current young adult writers and classics, including accessible Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet).
My students come from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The vast majority (over 90%) are minority students, and over half come from economically disadvantaged households. In total, I teach five classes of 8th grade English.
My students are bright, funny, optimistic, and creative, with diverse talents and strengths.
Many of my students don't have exposure to literature outside the classroom, so it's important to me to give them a warm experience with books and reading while they are in my classroom.
My students are thrilled with our classroom library! I've discovered that I have fans of nonfiction, graphic novels, and of course, young adult fiction. I do lend my books, so I would like to add a few more to my collection to reach more students.
I'm amazed at the difference having new books in the classroom makes in my students.
Instead of wasting time or goofing off after work is complete, they now complete their work diligently so that they can head to the bookshelves to see what new titles I've received. It makes me so happy to see my students ensconced in comfy chairs, reading together.
I love buying books for my students, and I spend part of every paycheck acquiring whatever I can find on sale that I think they might enjoy, but with 125 readers passing through my classroom each day, we could use a few more titles to keep them interested. Thank you for considering helping with my project!
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