As a teacher in a low income/high poverty school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. But every morning when they walk through the classroom's doors, they transform into scholars, writers, artists, mathematicians, and a family. Having little resources and no curriculum, it is my duty to provide my students with engaging and meaningful learning experiences to help close the achievement gap. Most importantly, I want to open their hearts and mind to the world of opportunity through education.
Nonfiction books will provide my students with various texts to read and explore, in order to master the 4th grade content. I believe in integrating other content areas into literacy to not only get my students excited about reading but give them multiple exposures to our science, math, writing and social studies topics. These nonfiction picture and comic books provide my students with informational mentor texts while engaging them in our amazing world!
I want my class and library to reflect my 21 student's wants and needs.
When a struggling reader reached out to me and asked, "Do you have any super cool or weird science books?" I knew informational texts needed to fill up my library. As a first year teacher, my classroom library is scarce. I want to provide a space where my students can go to learn more about some of our favorite topics this year like Jane Goodall, The Gold Rush, and Rocks! As well as introduce them to new concepts around the environment, history, and math. 4th Grade ROCKS, and I believe every library should too!
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