The 75 students, who comprise my two seventh grade and one eighth grade class, come from a diverse socio-economic population and face a wide variety of challenges in this very urban district. Many of those I serve come from homes where even the basic supplies, such as pencils, paper, and notebooks, cannot be supplied. All of my classes include gifted as well as twice exceptional students; regular, honors, and special education.
Though many of my students read at or below reading level, each class, each team, each student clamors to achieve a level of success of which they can be proud.
It is with honor and pleasure I greet them each day and help them engage in their education, so they can confidently meet the world towards which they run.
My students are in need of novels that challenge their views, engage their creativity, confront their opinions, and help them connect with their world - in both reading and writing. The Giver and The Outsiders are two novels that will meet my students' needs successfully. Each day students will engage in one or two chapters of the novel. They will not only learn about how Lois Lowry or S.E. Hinton developed and moved the plot, characters, and conflict of the story, they will be confronted with themes and issues still very relevant to them in 2018. They will be able to tackle the issue of prejudice, diversity, and discrimination, just to name a few.
Your donation will not only help students engage with reading and writing, it will help students get excited about reading and writing.
When students are excited about the things they are learning, they achieve greater success and meet challenges with ever increasing confidence.
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