Reading is an adventure! Unfortunately, with the library of books, I have to offer my students they do not get the sense of enjoyment I want them to have. We are an Urban school in need of current books to engage in! My students range in reading levels, many of my students admit to never finishing a book on their own.
My students deserve to enjoy what they read!
Their lives are hard; I want them to escape in literature and connect with characters and storylines. When we discuss genres they have many interests ranging from sports to politics to war and documentaries. They have the want, I am looking for the way.
I am asking for exciting new novels to integrate into my classroom. My students are reluctant readers, so providing interesting literature should help with student buy in to actually reading a text.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini has proven to get my most reluctant readers admitting they couldn't put it down.
I am hoping to get a class set so it can work as a whole class unit.
When I asked students what they would like to read many came back saying they are interested in drug cartels, war, and action. I chose I am a Taxi and The House of Scorpion after getting suggestions from other teachers with similar student interest.
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