My students need access to more Informational texts in our classroom library to help grow their literacy.
What a wonderful way to learn, to be able to read, and be exposed to information that not only interests you, but is also at your "Just Right" reading level!!
This year I have twenty-seven young 5th grade minds who are incredibly curious, very kind to each other, and eager to learn about the world in which we live.
As we shift to the new Common Core Standards there is a clear emphasis placed on the importance of Informational texts. Currently, my students have a love for learning and reading, however I need to deepen and strengthen their reading skills through practicing reading with more rigorous informational text in order to prepare them for the demands of Middle School, High School and beyond to ensure they continue to be lifelong learners.
This year it is my goal to grow a text rich classroom library with a focus on nonfiction texts for my students. I am looking to expand my limited informational book collection so that my students have to opportunity to be exposed to numerous texts that fit their interests and their reading level.
These will be books that they can read during independent and group reading time. There are numerous benefits to having these books in the classroom. Through reading these texts students are practicing good reading habits which will be needed in their future educational experiences. Students will also be exposed to new vocabulary, concepts and historical events that will help in their pursuit of learning. Finally, a variety nonfiction texts will allow students to absorb information and have a better understanding of the world in which we live.
With the new Common Core Standards, there is a very clear emphasis being put on reading Informational texts to prepare students for our future.
In order to meet these new demands I need to have interesting informational texts at my students fingertips, in order to allow them to learn how to navigate through Non-Fiction texts, as well as feed and encourage their curiosity.
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