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Books to the Ceiling! Books to the Sky!
Help me give my students the materials they need to practice reading skills such as fluency, decoding, and comprehension. These books can help them feel less self conscious about reading at their level.
The students I work with are in 7th and 8th grade public school. Many of them have free lunch and have struggles in their personal lives. They also have specific learning disabilities in areas affecting reading, writing, and/or math. My students are in need of intensive interventions in the area of reading skills such as decoding, encoding (spelling), reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. They struggle with working memory difficulties that affect their ability to retain math concepts. They are in need of strategies in math to help them with problem solving and reasoning.
Many of the resources available are designed for students in K-3.
It's important for students to have materials that build their self-esteem. They already feel discouraged due to the difficulties with academic tasks. My students need lots of encouragement and positive feedback. They need access to materials designed for older struggling readers and incentives to help them be motivated to learn.
Reading is the key to progress and growth in all subject areas. Hi-interest, low-level books appeal to the reader's interest with subjects the match their age level even though it is not grade level. Students, especially in middle school and high school, who are reading below grade level are more likely to want to read a book if it is not only at their reading level but also at their interest level. I want books that capture the hearts and minds of my students. These books will help give them the necessary tools and open up a world of reading to them. They will feel less insecure because they are not reading books that look like books for kids at younger age levels.
I teach reading intervention classes for grades 7 and 8.
My reading class is designed for older students identified as having Dyslexia. I use materials to help them build the necessary phonemic and phonic skills to decode and also to encode (spell). The reading intervention programs do not include books for reading. I have to buy all of my own materials for students to read. My students have a variety of taste in books and I want to offer them a selection of books to choose from. I will use them in a small group setting for daily practice. Please help my students have materials that build them up and give them the confidence to read.
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