As a teacher/ librarian in an urban charter elementary school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. 98% of those students receive free or reduced price lunch. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide our students with a rich and meaningful learning experiences in and outside of my classroom.
My students are curious, smart, and creative consumers of education.
They love to read and I am so grateful to be able to introduce them to a plethora of amazing children's literature. As well as the artists behind them.
My students absolutely love learning about history and equally love graphic novels. My 3rd and 4th grade students can't get enough of the "I Survived," "Dear America," "My America," or "Magic Tree House' series of books. They love the way these stories incorporate real historical events/ time periods as well as adventure and kids who they can relate to. As a librarian, I can't seem to keep these on the shelves.
I'm always looking for interesting ways to incorporate multiple subjects into our library lessons, these graphic novels will help students immerse themselves in a piece of history.
I'm hoping to receive a class set of the new "I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic" graphic novel. I believe it will be a perfect combination of all their favorite types of books and a chance for them to understand how fascinating history can truly be. Once we receive the class set, we will be able to read and enjoy the story together. We will dissect the illustrations for clues as to how the characters were feeling and what was happening during that time period.
With a class set, students will be able to each have their own copy and really get up close and personal with the beautiful graphics in this book. I'm eager for students to use the book to jump head first into a unit of study on the Titanic. We will be learning the stories of different passengers on the "ship of dreams," dissecting rumors about the infamous ocean liner, going on virtual field trips through the Titanic before it sank, and exploring the wreckage with the help of digital technology!
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