My scholars are the most resilient individuals I know. While they fall into the impoverished and "at-risk" demographic, they are eager to learn and eat up new knowledge as enthusiastically as they do their free lunches. The school is growing at a high rate, which is great news for the school, but it means that we have new classrooms without classroom libraries. Our classroom is one of those.
My students ask every day if they can go find more books in other classrooms, because they have gone through all of ours.
Most of our scholars do not have books in English at home, so they are limited in reading material and reading stamina.
I want to surprise them with brand new just-right books based on their interests - primarily history, graphic novels, fantasy fiction, and historical fiction.
I have asked my scholars to share what books would make them excited for independent reading time, and they chose books such as the Amulet Series, Dork Diaries, historical fiction, and engaging picture books. I selected the Scholastic book bundles as well, because our library is so small (mainly contains donated books, and books I've purchased). I selected the High Interest - Low Readability for my struggling readers.
By helping us build our new classroom library in a growing school, you are investing in the lives of students who do not have these resources at home.
Help our students grow in reading stamina, desire to learn, and hope for their own future.
These books will be used daily during independent reading time, and students will check them out to take home as well.
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