My school's students are approximately 75% minority, most students are from low-income families, and we are low-performing according to the state test. Our goal is to graduate students who are ready for college or a career.
My students, like many teens, call themselves non-readers.
However, my students have already found successes this year as they've been able to make choices when it comes to their reading. It has been amazing to see them change their perceptions of themselves as readers.
My students will be participating in nonfiction book clubs this year. The titles in this project will help my students to learn about various domestic animals (the dog, the rat, and the horse) as well as examine troubling trends in extinctions. Students will read these texts while participating in student-choice book clubs. Their discussions will be driven by their own impressions of the books.
My students are compassionate about animals already and these books will offer them the opportunity to better discuss how animals impact their lives.
Students will then be able to use these books as they transition into writing informative/explanatory essays. And for those students who find a true compassion, will then extend into their argumentative essays.
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