Help me give my students BOOKS and book bins to carry their treasures.
This project expired on November 10, 2019.
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Fifth grade...... so much change, such insecurity, so much emotion! So what better way to get away from it all than with a good book? It’s been seven years since I was a classroom teacher and it’s time to update my collection of classroom library books.
My students are headed to middle school in just one year- I want to give them the world through the lens of diverse authors and illustrators.
After all, we live in a global society.
Lucky number 13! This will be my 13th year teaching and I’m headed back into the classroom as a 5th grade teacher. I’m beyond excited, but feeling ill prepared. I’ve spent the past seven years as an ESL teacher, not general ed, which means I haven’t been building up my classroom library, especially with books for 5th graders!
These books are curated from the International Literacy Association 2019 choice reading list - both from students and teachers.
The books are hot off the presses and I’m excited to get them into the hands of my adolescents. While I haven’t met my students yet, I’ve tried to create a collection for every taste- and reading level.
I’ve purposely selected a majority of books that are fictional. Why? Well, several reasons. First, Common Core State Standards have a heavy focus on non-fiction reading. I want my students to enjoy fiction just as much and GET LOST IN A GOOD BOOK. Secondly, my schools reading program has a great selection of Non-fiction text that my students will be working with regularly. I’m envisioning these books being stored in book boxes to be read during free choice reading time, not reading groups.
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