My students are 7th grade scholars that have the potential to soar to new heights. They are dedicated to their education and strive for excellence on a daily basis. They are a group of caring individuals that surprise me regularly. My students are not afraid to share their ideas with each other in small group settings or with the whole class. They love to create scenarios that coincide with the discussion for the day. My students are phenomenal at expressing themselves creatively through drawings and through written compositions. We love to find new ways to express what we're learning; ways that are both engaging and that will encourage growth. I believe that my group this year will far surpass any other group that I've had the pleasure of teaching, because of their drive to succeed.
Given the proper materials, I know my students can exceed all set expectations.
Studies have shown that students who are avid readers have larger vocabularies, have better writing skills and do better overall than students who dislike reading. It is my goal to encourage my students to be readers of texts of all genres, and I plan to begin this quest with books they'll love!
Imagine this. Students enter into the classroom, eager to get lost in a world far from their own, eager to enter the world of their favorite book. Except, there aren’t enough books for the students. And, to top it off, students have to choose between limited genres. Students have different interests, so it’s only right that they should be able to read books that match their interests. Who knows? They may even develop a few new interests and find some new favorites!
I want my students to develop a deeper love for reading, by being enthralled by literature that speaks to them and that they can relate to.
As a side effect, students’ writing and spelling will also improve as they become exposed to various writing styles, new words, and correct grammar/sentence structure, which will supplement our classroom instruction.
Books like “Paper Towns” by John Greene, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, and “The Skin I’m In” by Sharon G. Flake are what my students have requested, and what I intend to fill my class library with. I appreciate any donations you can give to help inspire my students and to invest in their futures!
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