My students need a variety of high-interest, non-fiction texts such as "Step-into-Reading: The Statue of Liberty," "Who Was Nelson Mandela," and "Hungry Plants."
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Books can take my students to REAL places they've never been, help them meet IMPORTANT people of the past and present, and bring them to important EVENTS in history.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss.
My classroom consists of 23 readers!
Students enjoy their independent reading time the most. During independent reading our classroom is quiet, students are spread around the room in comfortable spaces, and they are on a journey with their own books!
Independent reading time is the one time during the day where students can read at their own level and have a book that they chose!
My students enjoy a variety of genres through self-selected independent reading books, however, the least looked for books are definitely the non-fiction.
The "Who Was? What Was? Where Is?" Series, the "Steps to Reading" Series, and the National Geographic series are all high-interest non-fiction books. However, we do not have a large selection of those in our classroom. By increasing the amount of non-fiction text in our classroom library, students will have access to more interesting non-fiction books.
Through these books students will be able to learn about important people, places, things, and events that they otherwise may have never heard of.
I believe in self-selection for independent reading, but also believe that at such a young age, students in 3rd grade have not been exposed to ENOUGH books to have a wide range of reading interests.
By increasing the size of our classroom library, students will naturally grow as readers.
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