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I am a first year teacher at Media College Prep, a new, small school located in East Oakland. I teach both 9th and 10th grade English.
In my classroom I have a class goal that each student will independently read 20 books in the school year. This year, most of my classes have reached ten books only. This low number, I believe, is due to the fact that there are HARDLY ANY books available to my classes. There is a small collection of novels that circulate among the teachers at our campus, and students have access to the school library, which is a shared service and minimal in selection. Overall, the school is under-funded, and books are hard to come by.
Thus, I've started creating my own personal class library (which is very humble at the moment) with the hope that a broader selection of books will motivate my students to reach the class goal of 20 books in one school year.
Thank you very much for reading my proposal.
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