I teach 7th-grade reading and reading intervention. My students are so unique and intelligent! We are lucky to have such diversity in our school and our staff strives to use our cultural diversity to drive culturally relevant instruction.
Our school serves a 60% low-income student body which undoubtedly affects the way we teach our awesome students.
Because of our students' financial shortcomings, we often see them coming to school without the proper resources to be successful middle school students.
Our students are not only racially and financially diverse, but they are also VERY intellectually diverse. I teach students who read as low as a 3rd-grade reading level and as high as a 12th-grade reading level. This range in reading ability creates many challenges for my self-funded library to accommodate.
Immigrants, athletes, presidents, murderers... what do all these things have in common? They have the most interesting stories! Please consider helping me grow the smallest section of my self-funded library: the nonfiction section! As I begin planning my fourth quarter nonfiction unit, I worry that students will miss out on the opportunity to engage with exciting nonfiction texts.
I serve a very diverse student body and hope to present them with nonfiction texts that represent their lives.
Not only does this book selection allow them to read about characters like themselves, but it also provides stories of people who may be different from them. With stories of young adults who are immigrants, LGBTQ+, or of a racial minority, students in my classroom can learn to become more understanding and accepting of those who may be different than them.
My students' love for reading has grown immensely this year and I hope to now push them out of their comfort zones to read nonfiction texts. Please consider donating to the most deserving students. They are so excited to read and are pushing themselves hard this year to learn new things and I know these books will help them do just that.
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