I am getting ready to embark on a new journey with 20 amazing 7 year olds. I've only just met them but I already feel like I know and love them. I want to provide them a large selection of spanish books for self-selected reading and a cozy spot to settle in.
I know right now that the greatest thing I want them to walk away with is a love for reading and motivation for exploration through books.
I want them to be excited to pick up a new book and eager to finish reading its pages. Not only will it help them become better readers but it will also improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
In the past I've used whatever books where already provided for me in my classroom but the books are so dated and often times not fun or relevant to my students. I want them to LOVE reading and I need a large updated classroom library to do so.
This project is a small step towards building my classroom library. I wish to offer my students a wide variety of Spanish books that can capture their imaginations and peak their interest. Apart from always making reading an activity for early finishers, I also make sure to include in my day time for my students to do nothing else but read something that they have selected for themselves at their level. It's always hard at first to get them to focus on their reading but eventually they'll start fussing because their time is up. They learn to use bookmarks because they want to keep reading the same book. They come to me later and recite facts they learned or share events from the books they've been so interested in.
With these wonderful new Spanish books to add to our library, every student will have the opportunity to pick a book of their liking at a level that they can read.
With so many books they'll have a chance to trade off. I would like them to be able to express themselves as readers with opinions and recommendations. I want them to continue caring for our books and our library as an integral part of the classroom.
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