More than half of students from low‑income households
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My students need sixteen multicultural picture books for learning comprehension strategies.
Reading is like a to do list for some students. Read the book. Answer the questions. I want to teach my students to really think about what they are reading.
My students are from high poverty and struggle with basics such a food and clothing.
They come from different cultures and speak several languages. They are eager to come to school and learn. They look at school as a secure, safe place to learn and experience new things. I have an inclusion classroom with a higher number of special needs students. The students are a various reading levels, ranging from emergent readers to proficient.
I am asking for sixteen different picture books. The books represent diverse cultural backgrounds, just like my students. The books range from Native American tales, African American biographies, to multicultural heritages. I wanted to provide books that my students would be interested in and could connect with the characters directly. I plan on using these picture books to model reading strategies to my students. Reading has become more of a chore than a joy. I want to teach them how to "think" about what they are reading so that they will construct their own meanings and interpret the author's messages.
Your donations will help make a difference in my classroom by providing my students with picture books they can relate to.
All too often they are only exposed to stories about American culture or Caucasian characters. I want my teaching to be as diverse as my students are.
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