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Real Life Readers
My students need a wider variety of non-fiction books to quench their natural curiosity about the world around them.
Do you remember that feeling of understanding a concept that you previously were confused or baffled by? That feeling of ownership and empowerment is what I am hoping to provide by offering a more expansive non-fiction section to our classroom library.
My students are enthusiastic and excited about learning new facts and information.
They are all interested in the world around them and figuring out why and how things work. The school in which I teach is part of a strong community that puts the education and success of our students as a top priority. As a looping teacher, I have the same group of students for both first and second grade so I get to know them so well as little learners. I want to do all I can as their teacher to build on the knowledge that they have as well as encourage them to read a wide variety of materials that will help them grow as a learner.
The addition of these non-fiction books to our classroom will add excitement and as well as offer a wide variety of opportunities for my students. I plan on incorporating them into my daily learning centers to allow time for my students to read, respond through writing and reflect on their newly acquired knowledge. These books will spark conversations between my students and promote higher level thinking. The boys in my class are known to be drawn to non-fiction texts versus fictional stories, so I am sure they will be more excited to get their hands on these books and, in turn, become better readers.
I chose this non-fiction text library because currently the primary school in which I teach does not offer a science or social studies curriculum.
I try to incorporate these subjects through my reading instruction when possible and I know that these books will make a huge difference in the way that my students read and respond to non-fiction books. I would love to be able to provide them with the tools needed to grow and become a more passionate reader!
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