The 8-9 year-olds in my classroom love to learn and work together to discover new things every day. We have a strong focus on inquiry-based learning. My students have a growth mindset, knowing they must take risks and try new things. We "fail forward" in our classroom, learning and growing from our successes and failures alike.
My students are highly inquisitive and love learning new things.
They are highly curious and enjoy hands-on discovery learning. They love building, exploring, creating and sharing what they learn with others. My students love "Genius Hour" where they choose a topic of interest to them, research that topic, and then share what they've learned with the class.
My students are refining their reading skills. I have students at all reading levels, from beginning readers to strong readers, all working on improving their reading skills. We are at the crucial stage where we transition from learning to read to reading to learn.
I have several students in my classroom who are struggling readers. I need to find books that are at their reading level and that are engaging and interesting to the students so that these students will want to read.
The "Hey, Jack" and "Bille B Brown" books will give my beginning readers the success they need while increasing their reading stamina.
Most chapter books are written above these students' reading level, making independent reading time nothing more than turning pages. This book series will allow my emergent readers to read a "chapter book" like their peers, but allow them to do so with text written at their own reading level.
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