Joseph Addison said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." My students need to exercise their minds with some good books!
My students are in the second grade at a culturally and economically diverse school.
More than half of the students at our neighborhood school receive free or reduced price lunch. Many of them speak another language at home and are learning English at school. All of the students are interested in learning and enjoy listening to and reading good books!
Students in second grade are at a point where they are becoming strong readers. They can read chapter books and other more complex stories by themselves. I've requested some fun series books that my students will enjoy reading! Some of the books, like the Captain Underpants series, are wonderful books that engage even the most reluctant readers. Girls and boys alike love the Andrew Lost series which are fictional stories that contain factual information. In the Andrew Lost books, a shrunken Andrew goes inside whales, battles germs in the kitchen and gets into some disgusting trouble in the bathroom. The Ivy and Bean books and the Gooney books are fun chapter books that girls especially will enjoy. Finally, the "I Can Read" level 2 books are perfect for students who need shorter, simpler chapter books
Reading is like anything else; to get better you need to practice a lot!
I want to encourage my students to practice reading by giving them high-interest, grade-level appropriate books. Good readers do better in every subject! Won't you help my students become good readers by giving them some new books? Thank you for your consideration!
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