Help me give my students new picture books for our library.
This project expired on June 26, 2019.
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I teach 2nd grade at an elementary school where over half our students come from economically disadvantaged homes. We have a diverse group of students, including African Americans, Asians, and Hispanic students. My students come with a variety of needs and reading levels.
My students come to school every day ready to learn with smiles on their faces.
I expect a lot from them and they love new challenges. We love exploring different ways to think and learn. Also, my students are very eager to begin reading chapter books and new books about topics they are excited about.
My students enjoy time to listen to a read aloud book everyday after lunch. Not only does this calm their bodies down after lunch recess, but it also gives us a time to read new books together, and discuss the themes or how the books make us feel. I was fortunate enough to borrow several books from a colleague who had books that were rich with diversity, written and illustrated by diverse authors.
It was clear my students enjoyed reading books that they could directly relate with.
Their faces lit up when they saw children in our books that came from their same backgrounds or cultures. I want to provide my students with more opportunities to read books like this.
The books I am asking for are books we have read as a class that my students have fallen in love with, and also some new books that I can introduce to them to keep their love of reading alive! Read aloud is one of our favorite times during the day!
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