My students are predominately Native American. They bring their rich cultural heritage into the classroom and that bleeds over into our learning experiences. Many of the students have expressed interest in Native American writers and have asked for those kind of books in our classroom for them to read. Many of them are avid readers and once they realized they could put books on a 'to buy' list, it quickly became a very large list of books that they wish to read.
My classroom has quickly become like the middle school library (there is a small public library in town, one at the high school and one at the elementary), the middle school does not have it's own library.
The pandemic has had a negative impact on the reading skills of our students. In an attempt to get them caught up I have begun to have the students pick books to read in their personal time. The list here is a portion of the books that the students added to a list that we began in class. I buy books off the list once a month, but I can only buy one or two at a time.
The requested resources directly relate to the impact of the pandemic on reading and comprehension skills. The students made this list of books that they want to read in their personal time. Students are assigned reading outside of class to help them practice the essential reading and comprehension skills that are effected by city wide quarantines and ongoing quarantines with the new strain that is currently affecting our small town.
Students usually groan when they are told they have to read something outside of school, but these are books that they are excited to read.
One specific student has begun a series of books and does not have access to the one remaining in the series. Her book is on this list.
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