More than a third of students from low‑income households
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More Non-Fiction Please
My students need more non-fiction literature in our classroom library to prepare them as 21st Century learners during our Readers Workshop unit about Non-Fiction.
To be adequately prepared for the 21st Century, students need to be able to decipher non-fiction vocabulary and concepts. In order for my students to achieve this they need more non-fiction texts in our classroom by genuine authors.
My school is outside a metropolitan area in a rural suburb.
This year my class varies from students who are performing just below grade level to high achievers. All of my students, despite their backgrounds, are sponges for learning new things. My students enjoy the Reader's Workshop time of day and when they are able to read with a partner or alone.
Daily during our Readers Workshop time my students find a spot in the classroom with their bag of books, journal, sticky notes, pencil, and reading partner. Students sit side-by-side as they share read a book. When this project is funded the books provided will allow reading partners to read the same book at their own pace and discuss the book. The students will be able to write their own notes about the book they choose and reflect on them with their reading partner. Students will then use what they have learned from the book's topic, text features, vocabulary, and their partner discussion to create an original project to convey their learning. As my students participate in authentic learning experiences like the one described above they will be communicating, sharing ideas, and applying their learning to create something new. These skills gained will help prepare them for college, careers, and the 21st Century.
Research supports that providing students with authentic learning experiences will increase their learning.
Providing my students with quality non-fiction will be a stepping stone in the right direction for them to be prepared as 21st Century learners.
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