"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." -Jorge Luis Borges
Learning how to read can be frustrating, but having a library with books that can be understood makes reading more exciting.
My students are hard workers with hard lives.
They want to learn, they enjoy to learn. They attend a Title 1 school where the poverty level is high. They are fun, loving, caring individuals with big hearts and curious minds. They sit with smiles on their faces when hearing a story read to them, and love to play "teacher" and sit in the rocking chair and retell a story to the class. Reading is important to them, not only at school, but at home and in life.
My students enjoy to read. They enjoy to hear me reading to them, and even enjoy reading on their own. However, with books that are too hard for them, or books they have no desire to read, it is difficult to get involved in a story. Having these books will help each of my students reading fluency and stamina grow to where they can begin to read to their classmates and even parents, and feel good about their abilities.
This is my first year teaching, the room I am in use to be a second grade classroom.
It is now filled with 17 fun, eager, excited first graders. The books left in the room are far above their level, causing Read to Self time to be hard for them to comprehend. In the few days we have been in school, I see so many of them constantly getting up to find a book on their level.
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