Help me give my students a classroom library that reflects their experiences as immigrants.
This project expired on December 21, 2019.
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As the newcomer teacher at RRMS, I get to work with immigrant and refugee students who have recently arrived to our country. Many are fleeing economic and social hardship, and have experienced little to no prior schooling. RRMS is a title 1 school, and the majority of my students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch.
My classroom has over 10 languages represented at any given time, from Spanish to Chuukese, Pashto to Ukrainian.
My students are kind and curious; excited to learn English and to share their language and culture with the classroom.
I will use each picture book to supplement our units on family and immigration. We will read them as a full class and in small group instruction. These books will improve engagement, and will get my students excited about reading. They will also give my students an opportunity to see that they are not alone in their experiences.
Both classroom book sets will allow me to teach full class novels that are grade level appropriate, high interest, and accessible for language learners.
"El Deafo" will allow us to look at themes regarding disability and difference. "Ghosts" will give us an opportunity to discuss grief and the way our culture impacts how we relate to our ancestors.
Finally, some items will benefit my students when doing skits- a way to make learning vocabulary fun for everyone.
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