I teach in Los Angeles at a Title I school where 90 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch. This year I have a diverse group of 28 students. Each year my class size varies from 26-32 students. My students enjoy being at school and especially love reading. They have access to a good classroom library thanks to the Donorschoose donations I've received in the past. I want to continue to grow our library as my students are develop their reading skills so quickly. The kids also come with a variety of interests so I want to ensure that I have more titles that are relevant and interesting.
This is part 3 of my non-fiction leveled readers project. These specific books will help my fifth graders towards the end of the school year as they move up reading levels. These books will also help my incoming fifth graders that come in reading at higher reading levels. I will use these books during our non-fiction unit for Reader's Workshop. Students will learn comprehension skills during our mini-lesson time and then break into their smaller reading groups. They will read and discuss these leveled books at their independent reading level during reading groups. These books are important because they cover a variety of topics and reading levels. They will also allow me to work with students at their particular reading level.
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