I teach in a Detroit charter school in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. My ninth graders have reading levels that vary from elementary to above grade level. In order to engage students at their level, I have found that independent reading can help challenge every student. My students are motivated, curious, and engaged, but our school does not have a library where students can find books for independent reading. Our school has lots of support from the community around us , but we don't always have the resources to provide students with what they need to do well. My goal with this project is to expand my classroom library.
This project is designed to add books into my library. There are several series that my students have asked for that I want to add. These books will naturally enhance students' literacy, vocabulary, and grammar skills because my 9th grade course includes regular sustained silent reading. The central goal is to engage each student with a text that excites them at their reading level. Many of my students come in below grade level, while many come in well above and I need texts to address all of what they need.
Help me get age appropriate and exciting books into my students' hands!
When I've surveyed students, over 90% of students love reading time and want it to continue. In order to facilitate reading for all my students this year and in years to come, I need your help in expanding my library.
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