Nothing beats sitting upright in a chair on a Friday afternoon reading a good book. If you don't believe me, ask my 10th graders!
My students are loud, opinionated, and run me in circles with their enthusiasm and ideas.
My school is the epitome of diversity, with many of my students originating from other countries, and many students will be the first of their family to attend college.
Since the original project, many of previously disinterested students have discovered the joys of independent reading. Our classroom library has grown to about 25 books and more students are asking, "Miss, can we just read today? I want to finish Matched." I am a strong advocate for independent/self-directed reading. I use the novels in my classroom teach the curriculum, but also, to inspire a love for reading and creative writing in my students. Instilling an interest and eventual appreciation for literature is a very daunting task. Most of my students have never been introduced to books outside of the classroom but, when reading excerpts or summaries, express interest in independent reading. My classes and I would like to continue organizing our classroom library with a wide variety of genres and accessibility in order to appeal to the students' diverse interests and begin the creative writing process on iPads in a comfortable and student-decorated area of the classroom.
My students will have the opportunity to nurture their budding interest in contemporary literature while also having access to classic pieces and many independent authors.
Many can be downloaded for free through the use of the iPads and with the available technology I can also have my students begin writing their own stories and jot down common themes as they read. My classes can also design and decorate a "Reading Corner" which will add to both their enthusiasm for reading and creativity.Read More
|Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate) • Amazon||$297.89||2||$595.78|
|Universal Multi-Device Charging Station for all iPhones, iPads, Nexus, Galaxy, and Other Smartphones and Tablets (MV-UNI-6) • Amazon||$69.95||1||$69.95|
|Command Picture Hanging Strips Medium, Black • Quill.com||$4.76||6||$28.56|
|SunWorks Construction Paper, 12"X18", Assorted, 100 Sheets • Amazon||$13.57||2||$27.14|
|Teacher Created Resources Orange Sassy Solids 5-Inch Sassy Font Letters • Amazon||$15.38||1||$15.38|
|Poetic CoverMate case for iPad Mini Butterfly (Auto Sleep/Wake Function)(3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) • Amazon||$14.95||1||$14.95|
|Poetic CoverMate case for iPad Mini Tree (Auto Sleep/Wake Function)(3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) • Amazon||$14.95||1||$14.95|
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter • Amazon||$13.99||1||$13.99|
|Teacher Created Resources Green Sassy Solids 5-Inch Sassy Font Letters • Amazon||$13.78||1||$13.78|
|Elmer's Tack Adhesive Putty • Quill.com||$2.69||5||$13.45|
|The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD + UltraViolet) • Amazon||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! • Amazon||$10.28||1||$10.28|
|The Luxe (Luxe Novel) • Amazon||$8.99||1||$8.99|
|The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon||$8.98||1||$8.98|
|Carson Dellosa Delightful Daisies Borders (108079) • Amazon||$8.98||1||$8.98|
|Carson Dellosa Dainty Dragonflies Borders (108078) • Amazon||$8.51||1||$8.51|
|The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon||$8.44||1||$8.44|
|The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon||$7.91||1||$7.91|
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) • Amazon||$6.59||1||$6.59|
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy • Amazon||$6.19||1||$6.19|
|Feed • Amazon||$6.06||1||$6.06|
|The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon||$6.04||1||$6.04|
|The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf)) • Amazon||$4.36||1||$4.36|
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This classroom project was brought to life by The Community Foundation of New Jersey and 2 other donors.