Earning college credit as sophomores in high school sounds as unreal as finding a needle in a haystack. Despite the odds, the 72 sophomores in my Advanced Placement English Language & Composition classes this year are preparing themselves for a rigorous challenge: earning college credit by passing the AP Exam this upcoming May. As their teacher, my goal is to equip them with the proper tools and strategies that they need to improve their reading, writing and analytical skills in just nine months.
My students are humble, brilliant, and determined to increase their chances of attending college by enrolling in the most rigorous courses our campus offers.
As such, it is critical that I expose them to complex literature that will challenge, provoke, and inspire them as they progress in my classroom.
The majority of the students enrolled in my class desire to continue challenging themselves with higher-level coursework as they advance into their junior and senior years of high school. Despite attending a low-income school with limited resources, my students are creative and make the best out of any of the materials we can gather.
Access to non-fiction texts is essential when preparing my students for the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam in May. Unfortunately, there are a limited amount of non-fiction novels on our campus and the ones that are present are already being used in other grade-levels.
By donating to our project, you will provide my students with access to a challenging, engaging, and modern non-fiction text, Outliers, that will increase their literacy while preparing for the AP Exam.
Students will be able to use this text in class, while simultaneously learning about what traits make a person more likely to succeed.
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