My students need multiple copies of various books to participate in literature circles. They'll read these with a small group and have discussions to deepen their underst
Do you remember reading dusty old books in English class? My students are used to reading books that are decades old, if we can find enough copies to use. Help us read current, fascinating novels that will open students' eyes to the world around them!
My students are a lively, inquisitive bunch of 8th graders at an inner-city school.
They come from families who are low-income so even getting basic school supplies is difficult, much less buying books. They don't like reading because they've never been told to read anything interesting and they've certainly never been given a choice of what to read!
I'm requesting 8 copies of novels from different genres so that my students can select one that is interesting to them. They will participate in book groups and really delve into the topics presented in each novel through discussion and questioning. Giving them the choice of which novel to read will let them really take ownership of their learning and light that fire of interest and curiosity that so many inner-city students are missing.
Please help us get these books.
Students need to be able to see that there are books out there they will enjoy reading. That is how we get a culture of life-long readers and life-long learners. With kids that are curious and eager to learn more, our world can only improve!
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