I have classes full of reluctant readers who are in need of the next great book to get them interested in reading. About 86% of our students are on free-and-reduced lunches. It is often agonizing to get a student to pick up a book.
My desire is that I will be able to have a variety of literature in my classroom so that my students can have a new experience at their fingertips.
While my personal collection is vast, it is a little too outdated for my students.
My students struggle to find books that interest them. The goal of this project is to keep a book in their hands that is relevant to them. They are interested in real life issues that impact their own lives. Books like "Dear Martin" and "Monday's Not Coming" serve this purpose and allow for my students to see themselves in the protagonist.
My goal is to find each student a book that they can fall in love with in order to foster reading in our society once again.
These books will allow them to look through the window of another person's life or to allow them self-reflection in the book that mirrors their own life.
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