My students are thoughtful, kind, energetic and enthusiastic. They are enthusiastic about learning, but some have developed a love-hate relationship with reading. They need books to draw them into reading and encourage them to read for fun.
I need for them to learn to love reading so that in the future it isn't such a battle for them.
I am hoping by providing some historical fiction and linking it to our history, that maybe it will draw some of my students into the world of books.
The books I have requested will allow my students to read great writing and use the books as mentor texts in order to better their own writing skills.
There is no better way to become a better writer than to read great writing by some fantastic authors.
I am hoping students will utilize examples of amazing text in order to pick it apart and better their work, making a good beginning, middle and ending to their stories. We are going to pull out sections of the books in order to mimic them in our own writing. I believe in reading and writing being connected.
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