More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Making The Choice...TO READ!
My students need book bins and labels to create an organized library system which will help them choose high interest and appropriately leveled books.
Ask a child about their favorite books and they will often talk about books they've recently read. Many of my students are unable to tell about their favorite books, because they are unable to access appropriately leveled books.
My third grade students are mostly second language learners.
They range in age from 7-9 years old, and they are energetic, curious and very independent! They eagerly look for books to read, but not all of them are reading at grade level. On a normal bookshelf, they are often unable to choose high interest books at their personal reading level.
I am very focused on improving my students' reading abilities. By leveling and categorizing my books into bins with labels, my students will learn how to choose a book. These book bins will allow me to set up a literacy program called, "The Daily 5." In this program students are given the power to choose "good fit" books. "The Daily 5" program also gives explicit directions for implementing and maintaining daily reading. The students practice their reading and comprehension strategies on their level, on their time, with books they are excited about reading. For this daily reading to occur, students need to be able to access books that are leveled yet challenging for them. I want them to feel confident in their reading, and the only way to do that is to have them read "good fit" books each day.
Every one of my students deserves to be challenged every day.
The leveled book bins will help them to discover the joy of reading, by choosing titles they like and are at a level they can read. Because the reading choices are student driven, the students will not only improve their reading skills but also be motivated to read, which will hopefully lead them to a lifetime of independent literacy.
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