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Lit Circles to Interest all Readers!
My students need sets of books for literature circles. We need sets of six in order to accommodate 35 fifth graders.
Let's face it...books are expensive! Fifth graders pick up books and put them down all the time. If they aren't engaged in the first 10 pages, it's over! Over the past four years I have accumulated a tiny classroom library, but I don't have any sets of books to make literature circles happen.
My students are bored!
The majority of them have not learned to LOVE reading. With the new Common Core State Standards, we are trying to introduce the "old" way of teaching. They are encouraged to work in groups and think and not take standardized tests! Sounds great, right? Well, my students are not used to learning this way. I think Literature Circles will encourage them to start working together, opening their minds, working cooperatively, and thinking critically. Most of all, I want them to pick up books and actually READ!
We need sets of books for literature circles. With these resources we will be able to have 20 different literature circle groups throughout the year. Instead of everyone reading independently for 45 minutes a day, they will be able to read in groups of six and discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with their books. They will gain a deeper understanding of the texts and create a real learning community where everyone is held accountable to do their share of the reading.
My project is important because it will show the class how important reading is.
My students barely read over the summer. I want them to become great fiction readers so they will have a better chance at tackling the literature in high school and college.
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