More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Classroom Library Expansion to Meet the Common Core
My students need high-interest books that will encourage them to continue to LOVE reading! Both fiction and nonfiction books are important to meet Common Core standards.
My students love to read--so much, in fact, that a great number of them are reading above grade level. I want to encourage this love of reading with a mix of fiction and nonfiction books that pique their interests and challenge them to become even better readers.
My students live in a coastal New England town and attend the public elementary school there.
They are a tight-knit group, and are incredibly inclusive of all students in our class. They love to help me, and especially adore helping each other. Reading is their first love; any and everything animals is their favorite topic. However, they also really enjoy math, and the rotations format that we use taps into their collaborative and active nature.
I've selected a mix of fiction and nonfiction books to add to our classroom library. These books will be used during our Daily Five literacy block, when students read good-fit books (meeting both their reading level and interests) to read independently or with a partner. I've also requested 5 of one of the sets of books to allow small groups of students to all read the same book. This will give me the opportunity to use these books for a study group. Additionally, the books I've selected are at the later 2nd-3rd grade levels to meet the high reading levels of many of my students.
It's so important to love reading--it's the foundation for almost all educational experiences that follow.
If students aren't able to select books that meet both their interests and reading level needs, it makes the task of reading a chore rather than a pleasure. Please help me to continue to engage and challenge my students!
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