More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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A Diverse Classroom Library For Second Graders: Part 2
My students need 60+ books to build a new diverse second grade class library that will develop a love for reading in all students, including ELL students.
As I mentioned in part 1 of my project, I am going to start a new school year in a new grade: Second! My students need a diverse class library which will spark their interest in reading and help them become fluent readers. Help us build a culturally diverse, multi-disciplined, and exciting library!!
One of the major reasons why I am so excited about moving from kindergarten to second grade is the opportunity I have to work with some of my former students once again!
Having had these students before, I have a great understanding of their every day lives. My students come from low-income and usually, non-English speaking households. The majority of the time, the skills that are learned in the classroom cannot be reinforced at home because of language barriers or lack of support. I want my students to feel safe and at home in my classroom. A class library full of a variety of books will get them interested in reading and allow them to develop their reading skills. I want my library to support the needs of not only my general population, but my ELL students as well. My students will be so excited to see a brand new reading area in the classroom, ready for them to sit down and dive into a great book.
In part two of my project, I have asked for additional books, such as, "Celebrate America," "Tally O'Malley," "The Vowel Family," "Bully B.E.A.N.S," and classic stories, such as, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," "Pippi Longstocking," and "Ribsy." I chose these books because they offer a variety of topics appropriate for second graders. These books touch on cultural diversity, math skills, reading skills, and social skills, as well as offer stories about adventure, courage, and love. These stories are sure to get my second graders reading and asking for more free reading time!
It is so important that my new second graders have enough books in our classroom to get them in the habit of reading.
I want them to have a variety of books from which they will eventually choose their favorite. I would love nothing more than to have my students look back one day and say that they found and read their all-time-favorite book in Ms. S.'s class. Please help me make this possible for my students this year! We will forever be grateful!
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