Reading is a passion of mine. I love that a book can take you to a faraway land while sitting in your cozy reading nook. As a teacher to first graders, I feel that it is my job to find books that are going to inspire that love of reading that I received as a child. My classroom is filled with adventurous and eager-to-learn students.
Our room is all about grabbing a comfy pillow and finding that cozy space in the room.
But what my classroom lacks is quality books. Many of the books that are supplied for my kids are decades old, falling apart, and are not high-interest topics.
My students deserve to have engaging, quality books for them to fall in love with. I don't want them to see reading as something they have to do for school, but to see reading as a chance to take an adventure.
I strive to have a variety of books available for my students to read. I believe it's important for them to have access to fiction and nonfiction books that are not only at their reading level, but also are engaging topics. That's why I am choosing Guided Reading Collections from Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 in fiction and nonfiction. These new books will give my students more options when picking out books (at their level) to read during independent reading time or free time.
My students have the potential to become great readers and these new books will help foster a love of reading.
By being able to choose books that interest them at their level, students will plant the reading seed that will continue to grow after every engaging book they read.
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