My students need books that they are itching to read, including If I Stay, The Maze Runner, and graphic novels.
At the beginning of class on Wednesday, one of my sixth-graders put his book on his desk and announced, "I read this book at home last night." For the first time, this student with a third-grade reading level chose to read on his own. With the right book, every kid in class could get there!
The students in my room are hilarious, hard-working, and hopeful.
This year, each of them has set a goal to become a better reader in some way; many of them aim to catch up to their grade level in reading despite being two or three grades away from that goal. My students know how to ask for what they need, too! "We need new books, Miss." "I want more of the comic books." "Can you get more books about cars?" My room is part of a farming community off the beaten path, a community where it can be hard to find the resources to give the kids what they are asking for. As the students learn and set their goals higher, they have more to give back to the supportive and loving community of which they are part.
My biggest hope for these books is that they won't just be used in the classroom. I hope these books are used everywhere: in the bleachers during a basketball game, in the car on a trip to the cities, in the students' homes and favorite hangout spots. With the books that they've requested and truly want to read, students will be excited to take reading with them everywhere and make it a part of their lives in and out of the classroom. As their teacher, I love it when students all have their noses in a book during silent reading time, but it excites me far more when I see evidence that students are becoming lifetime readers. I love it when students pick out a book they love from the shelf, but I'm so much more proud when students advocate for their needs. I could list a thousand reasons why my students need to read more. It will help with every test. It will make them better citizens. It will give them power. They deserve these skills and these resources.
Every day during reading, students ask me to help them find books that I just don't have yet.
These aren't the students who have have their noses in a book during reading time. They're the students who reluctantly grab a book when I urge them to get reading. These are students who haven't found their home-run book yet--the book that they'll love so much that they'll keep picking books up to find another just as good. We can change that by putting the right book in their hands.
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|The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Books||$25.97||1||$25.97|
|Deer Hunting • AKJ Books||$16.89||1||$16.89|
|Album of Horses • AKJ Books||$11.04||1||$11.04|
|Car (Eyewitness Books Series) Richard Sutton, Elizabeth Baqu • AKJ Books||$11.04||1||$11.04|
|Robot (Eyewitness Books Series) Roger Bridgman, DK Publishin • AKJ Books||$11.04||1||$11.04|
|Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider Series) Anthony • AKJ Books||$9.74||1||$9.74|
|Hunting Booger Bottom • AKJ Books||$9.74||1||$9.74|
|The Horse Lover''s Book (We Both Read Series) Stephanie Ledu, • AKJ Books||$7.26||1||$7.26|
|If I Stay - PB • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|The Truth about Stacey (BSC Graphix Series) Raina Telgemeier • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|What Makes You Happy • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|Mary Anne Saves the Day (BSC Graphix Series) Raina Telgemeie • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|The Dragon Players • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|Where She Went • AKJ Books||$7.14||1||$7.14|
|Field & Stream Hunting Guide • AKJ Books||$6.49||1||$6.49|
|Confessions Of A Blabbermouth Mike Carey, Louise Carey • AKJ Books||$6.49||1||$6.49|
|Scumble • AKJ Books||$5.84||1||$5.84|
|Peace, Locomotion Jacqueline Woodson • AKJ Books||$5.19||1||$5.19|
|Return to the Clans (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Series #3 • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|Adventures of Loud Boy #1: Sound Off! • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|Warriors: Ravenpaw''s Path 1 • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|12 Again • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|Escape from the Forest (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Series • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|Ravenpaw''s Path 2 • AKJ Books||$4.54||1||$4.54|
|Hansel and Gretel: The Graphic Novel Stone Arch Books, Sean • AKJ Books||$3.87||1||$3.87|
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