More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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My Challenge In Creating Reading Minds
My students need to experience reading a novel instead of reading a story out of a basal reader. They need a class set of "Bud, Not Buddy."
Oprah has a book club, so why can't reading class have a book club?
Students that come to my reading class want to be successful, even though they attend a school that sits in the shadows of a city that is know for tourism.
"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" is the slogan. So education is not a top priority for some of these students, but there are those that have the dream of becoming someone and moving on with a college degree.
Oprah has been successful with her book club, so why couldn't a book club during reading class work? All classroom students would be a member of the book club. Providing students with a book to read would help set the stage for the book club. Creating questions for discussion would allow students to reach a higher level of understanding with other classmates, while connecting with the characters in the book. This is where students would be able to discuss freely their findings and feelings about a book, while learning to accept people's opinion.
Teaching at a school district that is ranked last in the nation has its challenges.
The school has very limited resources for students. Allowing students to read a novel, instead of a reading out of a twelve year old basal reader, will change the approach in teaching reading.
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