I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Sixty-one percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.
I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.
The biography section of our classroom library needs a major makeover! I want to provide my students with more diverse people to read about!
For this project, I am requesting several books to add to our classroom library. I have requested many, many biographies about inspirational men and women (both historical and current). My students love to read biographies, and I need a greater variety of this genre to keep their interest! It is my hope to build up enough biographies about inspirational women and African Americans to create separate tubs in my library for these topics. I also hope to replace several old and outdated books in my existing biography tubs.
Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate when they read stories of people or events who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.
I hope that having access to these books provides my students with the ability to learn more about people different than themselves. In doing so, they will become more tolerant and accepting of others. Thank you for helping me provide this inspiration for my students!
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