My students need more high interest books from Scholastic Book Clubs for our classroom library.
This project expired on May 1, 2018.
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"Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. I choose to blaze a new path: one where my students will thrive.
My students attend a wonderfully diverse community school.
We have a large special needs population, many English as a Second Language learners, and a majority of our students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch, indicating an economic disadvantage. Despite all of the challenges facing my school and students, we have improved test scores greatly in the past few years. We have been recognized by the state of Louisiana as a "Top Gains" school and have earned a grade of A three of the past four years on our school report card.
My students have time in class to read self-selected texts everyday, as research shows children need time to practice reading in order to improve, and we as adults know that choice of text greatly increases interest in reading. I mean, do you read anything for fun that other people have forced you to read?
My students are the experts on what my students want to read.
Although I make great effort to keep my classroom library fresh and interesting, I am not my target audience, so to speak. We will use this credit to purchase books that students have voted as their favorites. Please help me give my amazing students the opportunity to shop without spending, thereby increasing their ownership of the classroom library and helping to engage my students as readers.
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