Many of our students come from a farming community. They do not always have a love of reading, and many of them do not know life beyond our beautiful small town.
My students need books to open up their mind to the amazing world around us.
We focus on STEM, and they need strong reading skills to succeed in our technological world.
I want to give them all the tools they need to have a happy, successful life. Reading can change their future, but they need to be prepared with the right tools.
I have spent hundreds of dollars of my own money to fund my classroom library. I have bookcases, bins, and lots of books I've acquired from thrift stores. Unfortunately, I can't afford new books, and I know my students will benefit from a greater variety of modern books.
I believe that a diverse classroom library will help prepare my students for the working world, and help them become better people.
In order to foster a love of reading in my students, I need a vast and varied selection of books in my classroom library. I teach 6-8 Reading Connections to reluctant readers, in addition to their core ELA class. Most of my students hate reading, or they struggle with reading. It is my mission to diagnose each student's struggle, and help them overcome it.
I want my students to be able to find a book in my classroom that truly represents them. I also want them to read about different places and different kinds of people.
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