Help me give my students diverse books on multiple Lexile and grade levels. When you accommodate to all backgrounds, you prepare them for the future.
As Marcel Proust says, “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”
Diverse: what other way can one describe a student population any more?
You say it must be difficult to teach the English language. I say it's an experience.
Kids need diverse authors. Kids need diverse words. Kids need diverse topics. Kids need diversity. Kids need books. You can help that.
SLMS-- Do you know our numbers?
1,900 total students
197 English language learners in the program (Not including exited students)
37% Hispanic- Spanish and Portuguese
29% Asian- Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, Japanese, Urdu, Turkish
17% White- English, Russian, Greek, French
2% Two or more races
We are one of if not the most diverse English-language population in the Fort Bend ISD.
So, why are we lacking the diverse books needed for these students?
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou
Students will have full-time access to books of multi-genres that include multiple reading, Lexile, and grade levels. With my personal classroom library, students have the ability to check books in and out of the classroom at their will. Having a classroom library readily available adds the extra incentive to read when an assignment is finished, there is extra class time, or to take a book home because it was eyed on the shelf.
With a world as diverse as ours, our libraries need to be just as diverse.
When a student finds a book they enjoy, the options are limitless going forward.
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|Guided Reading Collection: Level X Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education||$282.83||1||$282.83|
|Guided Reading Collection: Level X Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education||$144.09||1||$144.09|
|Qsbon Plastic Storage Baskets / Bins Organizer for Bathroom, 6-Pack • Amazon Business||$17.99||3||$53.97|
|Kapco Vinyl Label Protectors, Round, 1-1/2 x 2 Inches, Clear, Pack of 500 - 1371578 • Amazon Business||$25.69||1||$25.69|
|Best Paper Greetings Set of 100 Library Cards and Book Pockets - Library Pockets, Library Card Holder, Book Cards for Public Library Record Keeping, Tracking, Book Borrowing, White • Amazon Business||$17.99||1||$17.99|
|All American Boys • AKJ Education||$14.59||1||$14.59|
|Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education||$13.83||1||$13.83|
|The Poet X • AKJ Education||$13.13||1||$13.13|
|The Namesake • AKJ Education||$11.67||1||$11.67|
|Yo, Naomi León (Becoming Naomi Leon) • AKJ Education||$5.10||2||$10.20|
|Things Fall Apart: A Novel • AKJ Education||$9.49||1||$9.49|
|Claudette Colvin • AKJ Education||$9.48||1||$9.48|
|Me llamo María Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) • AKJ Education||$4.37||2||$8.74|
|La Casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) • AKJ Education||$8.72||1||$8.72|
|The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education||$8.72||1||$8.72|
|American Street • AKJ Education||$8.02||1||$8.02|
|3/4" Round Color Coding Circle Dot Sticker Labels - 10 Assorted Colors, Pack of 2000 • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
|A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education||$6.56||1||$6.56|
|The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education||$6.56||1||$6.56|
|Counting by 7s • AKJ Education||$6.56||1||$6.56|
|Cajas de cartón (The Circuit) • AKJ Education||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|The Autobiography of Malcolm X • AKJ Education||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Warriors Don't Cry • AKJ Education||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising) • AKJ Education||$5.83||1||$5.83|
|Living Up the Street • AKJ Education||$5.10||1||$5.10|
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