My students need books that are engaging and interesting. Many of my students are reluctant readers, so included books that have been made into movies, graphic novels and books that relate to their age and culture.
I teach in an public school in a very large school district. My school is located in a suburban/rural area. There are many farms near by, but there is also the conveniences of the suburbs.
Although I was nervous to start working at a new school, in a new state, my students have been very welcoming and receptive!
It's hard to describe "my students" because all 125 of them are so unique. Some come from stable homes, some do not; some come from migrant families, some do not; some come from homes with enough money, some do not; some live in the suburban part of the district, some do not; some like reading, and some do not and some are at or above level, some are not.
Despite the challenges students may bring to school with them everyday, they come ready to learn. I am here everyday, ready to help them overcome their obstacles and help them reach their goals.
Many of my students are reluctant readers. Either there's too many other "fun" things going on around them and/or they aren't very "good" at reading. So many times, kids tell me that they don't like to read, but they like to watch movies. Movies are stories, just like books; therefore, I included many books that are also movies (The Book Thief, The Lightening Thief and Wonder). I also got many books that my students can relate to (The House on Mango Street and I'm not your Perfect Mexican Daughter). These books are the kind that my students will WANT to read!
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