Our school is home to a wonderfully diverse student population. The third-sixth grade children who make up our school are from all over the world and across the entire span of socioeconomic backgrounds. This includes high ability students as well as grade-level students, and struggling readers.
We are passionate about making sure our book sets reflect all different types of children, families, cultures, and ideas, just like our school community.
We hope to provide our students with an opportunity to share meaningful discussions of various texts with their peers.
This project will update and expand titles available to our teachers for their classroom book discussion groups (book clubs). Eighty percent of our current list of titles is over twenty years old, and lack student appeal. We wholeheartedly believe that great literature is one of the most important pieces of a child’s education. Our mission as teachers is to help our students become who they’re going to be. We want the messages in the literature our students read and discuss to be full of wonder, creativity, kindness, strength, and diversity.We have created a book list that can change the way our students think so they can change the world.
"We want them to realize that reading should involve disrupting their thinking, changing their understandings of the world and themselves."
*Disruptive Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst
Thank you for bringing great literature to our next generation.
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