Our elementary school is blessed with a diverse community. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school where our instruction is driven by what each student needs to be able to master each concept. Our third grade is filled with 50 students, many whom come from low income housing and are on free and reduced lunch. In these cold winter days in NW Pennsylvania, many of my kids are coming to school after nights of no heat or food. School is their safe place where they can explore who they are as individuals, and who they want to become.
I strive to give students the skills they need to be successful readers so that they may reach their full potential.
My classroom is focused on students becoming great readers and writers. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves daily and stretch themselves to make growth. Once my students step into my classroom, they can begin a new adventure into any book they wish to read.
I am striving to get my students nonfiction books with titles including The Who Was series and the Where Is series. There is nothing more exciting then seeing a community of learners running around sharing newly found information with one another. When such a special moment occurs, the students become the leaders and the experts in certain topics, and the teacher then become the facilitator in the learning. In order to have such crucial moments in education, classrooms need to be filled with books that cover a variety of topics and interest for students to learn about.
This project will directly help students to dive into the lives of historic and current events, along with individual people who changed and are changing society today.
Through this project, students will be able to learn factual information that will help to shape them as individuals and how to make a difference in the world. These differentiated nonfiction books are highly engaging to students who are passionate about reading, but most importantly, to those who are reluctant or struggling readers.
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