My students need book boxes and an updated classroom library with books that reflect the Common Core standards for complexity and quality.
For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential."
My students are boys and girls ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade who attend a typical elementary school in Kentucky and have moderate and severe disabilities.
Most of my students come from single family homes and qualify for free or reduced lunch. While they are hard workers, many of them are at a disadvantage not only because of their disability, but because of the homes they are from.
The books I am requesting are fresh, engaging pieces of literature, nonfiction and poetry that will guide my students in their reading and literacy skills. These books are Common Core exemplar texts which exemplify the complexity, quality and range that are required by the standards. By giving students access to high quality texts, we give them access to the curriculum, we give them access to literacy, and we give them a chance at reaching their full potential.
By giving to this project, you are giving a chance to students who, 40 years ago, were not educated in public schools.
Just 15 years ago, these students were not given access to the general curriculum. Today, with new legislation (NCLB and IDEA), these students are given a chance. We are given the task of educating them so that their lives, and our society can be impacted for the better.
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