My students fill my classroom, literally and figuratively, when they enter English 9. They are brimming with anecdotal stories of their last class period or an event the day before. Their worlds expand daily, and as freshmen, they are eager to make sense of it all. Their energy is contagious.
I teach in a high-poverty/low income urban school district, and yet my students are filled with hope.
The hope that their hard work matters, that their goals are attainable, and that what we do together in our classroom is meaningful.
I am looking to provide books for my female students that are not only stimulating and engaging but also challenging--books like "The Hate U Give", "The Poet X", and "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter".
A necessary element for a successful workshop model is to provide an extensive classroom library to ensure all students are able to connect with a book of choice to make their reading experience pleasurable.
By offering a comprehensive classroom library, I am inviting my students into a world they cannot easily access, as our school's library is only open two days a week, and only during English class and lunch.
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