Help me give my students a dynamic and engaging classroom library to inspire them to love reading!
This project expired on November 13, 2019.
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My classroom is filled with scientists, readers, mathematicians, writers, and problem solvers. Students are encouraged to read together, ask questions, help others, and search their own answers.
My students will often ask, “when will we get to read together?” Their first stop in the morning is to see which books are on display.
My students are a group of 1st graders who are working to strengthen their independent reading skills. We spend time reading as a class, independently, and with reading partners. My students are most excited when they get to read a story they have never read before with a classmate and connect with the characters in their books!
I am transferring to a new school and am looking for help to create my own 1st grade classroom library. My goal is to help my students curiosity by giving them access to a variety of engaging books for all reading levels.
When choosing my books for my students, I focus on big themes like empathy, kindness, perseverance, and curiosity so my students can connect what their reading to their own world and learn from their favorite characters.
In primary grades, picture books are uses as windows into a character's life. I chose books like "We are All Wonders", "Amazing Grace", "My Teacher is a Monster", to help practice empathy and promote kindness within my learning community. Books like "The Paperbag Princess", "Grace for President", and "Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed" will encourage my students to pair their kindness with perseverance.
My students are naturally curious about the world around them and are constantly asking questions about how things work. I believe it is crucial to expose young students to STEM education early in their academic career. Books from series like "Ordinary People Change the Word" introduce my students to curious historical figures who problem solve and persevere through challenges. Nonfiction texts for early readers written by authors like National Geographic, Gail Gibbons, and Steven Jenkins allow them to learn more about their interests in visual ways. Through integrating Science and Social Studies literature in my primary classroom, my students can both learn from curious characters as well as search for nonfiction texts for answers to their own questions.
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