I am a teacher at a high school. My students qualify as 90% low income and come from predominantly Hispanic and Latino backgrounds. They are incredibly dedicated and intelligent individuals. They are motivated to further their own learning, and they are determined to come to school every day to become global citizens. I have students that participate in extracurriculars such as cheerleading, video gaming, robotics club, printmaking, and music. They are driven to be successful and to give back to their communities. Sometimes we struggle with attendance when the seasons begin to change and they become overworked and overwhelmed with their school work and classes. Otherwise, these are some of the most wonderful individuals you will ever have a chance to meet.
Most students struggle to find the motivation to read. When they actually enjoy reading they begin to read more and ultimately become better readers. All of the books listed have been requested by my students. These books will be used during our sustained silent reading time.
My students read for the first seven minutes of class every day Monday - Friday.
I have a variety of reading levels in my classroom that range from 4th grade to a sophomore in college. The manga books help my students with their fluency and comprehension because they have pictures, yet still use advanced vocabulary.
My students have reported that they are starting to enjoy reading and want to continue with the series that they have started. Please help me to be able to continue providing these high interest mangas and novels to my students.
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