Every morning I have 23 unique little individuals walk through my classroom door. Our small classroom is filled with a wide variety of personalities and academic abilities. Although it is a general education classroom, we have several special education students and English language learners. Despite a higher number are on some form of academic intervention, they perserve every single day.
Our school district and school in particular, would be considered small and of lower economic status.
We are a Title I school and all students receive free breakfast, lunch, and snack.
Reading is the key to knowledge, ideas, and dreams. Having a rich classroom library, that is appealing to all young readers in my fourth grade classroom, will enhance their reading skills and ignite a passion for reading and knowledge.
I've selected books that I believe will be of high interest or that are relatable to students in our specific community.
For example, our community is mainly made up a Hispanic population, so a book like Esperanza Rising can be inspiring and relatable to some student's family history. I also look forward to reading revolutionary books like, I Am Malala, that inspire students to seize the opportunity of education.
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