The first time coming to school can be very scary for students. I want them to come in and be inspired to read and learn. This could be the year that magic happens and they fall in love with books!
The majority of my students come from low income families and are on free or reduced lunch.
At school I want them to have a wide variety of levels and genres for them to choose what they want to read and be inspired. I am going to have 18-20 students coming to a school for the first time and I want them to love it!
The books being requested, such as The National Geographic Readers & Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully, will be used to support our Reader's and Writer's workshop as well as our Word Study. The more kids read the more they know. The more they know, the more background knowledge they bring to their studies. These books will give my students opportunities to think and talk while supporting reader's progress towards more complex texts.
The Shared Reading shelf provides fiction and nonfiction books that my students will want to go back and read over and over again.
Even in a first reading, my students will be able to chime in with our reading, and on subsequent reads, they will be able to work with more depth on the word work and comprehension opportunities these books provide. These books will offer a wide range of book choices and will give my students access to high-quality and high-interest fiction and nonfiction texts. Reading Engagement = Academic Success!
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