Do you remember the feeling of getting hooked on a book? Do you remember saying "just one more chapter" because you are so immersed in the story? My students share that joy and are inquisitive readers who are craving more stories to read.
My students are resilient.
The majority of my students are English Language Learners and started the school year reading two or more years below grade level. Many of them have grown multiple years already but are yearning for more books! Access to culturally relevant and interesting books are essential to their success! Everyday, students visit my library and tell me they crushed their reading goal and need a new book to read. There's a buzz around reading and I love that my students are so excited to read and grow.
My students love to read and these books will continue to build a beautiful library for them. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. Offering them choice ensures that every child can find a book that they like or connect with.
As an educator, I believe that books should act as mirrors and windows, stories in which students see themselves and their experiences and stories that allow them to explore their imagination.
It's important that I provide both to students and I know these books will continue to engage them as readers. My students have made a lot of growth and I want to ensure they continue to grow. Offering students choice and access to books is one of the most powerful things we can do.
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