Fifth graders are making the transition from elementary to middle school. This bridge is very exciting for most students. Young students start school excited and ready to learn, and with interesting lessons and literature that excitement is continually sparked in my students' young minds. Leading them in this adventure is so rewarding as a school librarian.
Students are often asked to share novels with other class sections and that makes it difficult to continue the learning process at home.
Students love to take ownership is what they are learning. So, having that bridge from the classroom to home learning it so important to all students. I love to see the spark in students' eyes that have "hands on" reading expenses and share their love of reading with their classmates.
ELA curriculum is constantly changing. But, one thing that never changes is the excitement of sparking the interest in students to read good literature. This year if each one of my students has a copy of the novel "Phantom Tollbooth" then they will be able to not only read and enjoy the story in class, but will also have the advantage of taking that book home and continue that process. Having to share books with other sections it very hard. Sharing the story in class only becomes something that is only happening at school.
Being able to take a copy of the novel home and being able to review the daily discussions and read the actual literature enables that classroom lesson to stay alive and become a part of each student's home learning experience also.
Therefore, my request is for 35 copies of the novel "Phantom Tollboth" by Norton Juster.
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