Students in my classroom have a tremendous desire to learn, grow, and achieve. I teach a mild-moderate special day class of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders so most of my students are working on skills significantly below grade level despite their average or above-average intelligence. We work on reading skills, writing, and math every day. In addition, many students are considered English language learners, so they are still learning how to read, write, and speak in English.
Although all my students have documented learning or emotional needs, and many come from families dealing with poverty-related issues such as food insecurity and insufficient housing, they come to school every day ready and eager to learn.
It is my responsibility and privilege to try to address each student's individual academic and emotional needs, and to help them become curious and hard-working students and great citizens.
Reading non-fiction texts helps build students' understanding and encourage curiosity about the world around them. Students at all reading levels benefit from appropriate and engaging texts with colorful illustrations and easy-to-read text features.
By reading non-fiction texts, students can build their background knowledge, make connections between content area instruction and literacy, and learn more about the people, places, and animals that make up our world.
Each text can be a key to unlock new understanding, and also to lead to new questions and new concepts to be curious about.
Having updated and high-quality non-fiction texts to add to our library would unlock the doors to the world!
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