"If it wasn't hard, it wouldn't be worth it." This is what I tell my students each day when they look at me and tell me about a problem that they are facing or trying to overcome. Whether it be something going on at home or struggling with a class they are taking, our motto is to keep on going.
My students all live in the Rio Grande Valley, TX.
This is one of the areas of our country that has the least amount of money, the least amount of education, and yet some of the biggest hearts and biggest drives I have yet to see in my teaching career. Every student at my school takes AP English Literature, and every student at my school strives to pass this test despite obstacles they may encounter during the year. Some of my students come from difficult situations, and yet each day they come with whatever they can and give me 100% because they know that their ticket to a better life is education. I am blessed to have them as students, and I am blessed to work in a school that promotes college for every single student. However, my school is a public charter school, which means it runs on limited resources, and with limited resources from students at home we sometimes fall short with the extras that would help give that final push.
I am requesting a small amount of books that will help my students prepare for the upcoming AP Literature test in May. I have no extra books that my students can borrow to help them. The AP Literature test is a rigorous test that requires students to be prepared with a strong background in books of a high quality so that they can write three essays in 2 hours and complete 55 multiple choice questions in 1 hour. One of the essays they write is an open response where they have to draw on novels read previously in order to write a highly effective essay analyzing the novel in a variety of ways. The more books my students have read the better chance they have of doing well on this essay.
My project is important not just because I want my students to read novels that will help them on this test.
It is also important because if they pass the test they earn college credit. Most importantly, when my students feel challenged and successful they keep asking for more. I want my students to not only love to read, but also to love to grapple with ideas, novels, texts, etc. so that they will take their knowledge, passion, and drive and become strong citizens for our world.Read More
|The Poisonwood Bible • AKJ Books||$11.09||1||$11.09|
|Glass Castle • AKJ Books||$11.84||1||$11.84|
|All the Pretty Horses • AKJ Books||$11.10||1||$11.10|
|The Kite Runner • AKJ Books||$11.84||1||$11.84|
|Color Purple, The • AKJ Books||$11.06||1||$11.06|
|God of Small Things: A Novel • AKJ Books||$11.84||1||$11.84|
|The Namesake: A Novel • AKJ Books||$11.06||1||$11.06|
|A Prayer for Owen Meany • AKJ Books||$5.91||1||$5.91|
|Snow Falling on Cedars • AKJ Books||$11.10||1||$11.10|
|Thousand Splendid Suns • AKJ Books||$11.84||1||$11.84|
|Atonement • AKJ Books||$11.10||1||$11.10|
|Oryx and Crake • AKJ Books||$11.10||1||$11.10|
|Wise Blood • AKJ Books||$11.10||1||$11.10|
|The Robber Bridegroom • AKJ Books||$10.32||1||$10.32|
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