Class Library for Little Learners in Special Ed Room
Help me give my students a classroom library filled with leveled readers, high-interest books like National Geographic's Little Kids' First Big Book of Why, kids' favorites like the Fly Guy sampler, and beautifully illustrated classics like Journey.
I teach in a special education program for kindergarten, first and second graders with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD). My students spend the majority of their day in my classroom. Many of my students have been diagnosed with significant mental health disorders like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, depression, and anxiety.
My students' history of trauma and neglect means they have not had opportunities to explore, develop curiosity, and experience art, music, nature, and language.
Despite that, my students are full of resilience, joy and wonder, and when they are engaged in learning, they are capable of great academic success.
My students need both high interest books, like DK: Dinosaurs, National Geographic Little Kids' First Book of Why, as well as easy-to-read and leveled readers for independent reading time. Lakeshore's sturdy book bins will help make books more accessible to my special education students.
In my classroom, my students are working hard on reading skills, and a variety of engaging books is so important to helping my students build a love of literacy.
Books about dinosaurs, Legos, history and nature will appeal to the specific interests of my students. Childhood favorites, like the Elephant and Piggie series, Little Critter books and Pete the Cat will also help students build a love for reading.
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