More than half of students from low‑income households
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That Book is How Old?
My students need updated, high interest books that they can access at their reading level. Engaging students in independent reading is critical.
In my classroom, my students learn to advocate for themselves. Part of this is knowing their reading level and being able to choose appropriate books for their reading level. However, we have a very limited number of engaging books for the students that are reading below grade level.
My students come from a high poverty area with limited educational resources.
Despite their hardships, my students come to school everyday with a smile, thankful for what they are receiving. Students are expected to learn 21st century skills, as well as the basic skills such as reading, writing and math. Many of my students have a reading level below grade-level. Due to their learning disabilities, my students have difficulty with tasks related to reading, such as identifying the main idea, describing the main character, and sequencing. Despite this, I have never met such a creative bunch of students that has learned to persevere. My students are interested in discovering the way that they learn best and advocating for themselves. My students deserve the resources that it takes to be successful in today's world.
Our students will use these books to read in the classroom. We use the accelerated reading program that can test student comprehension and vocabulary acquisition. The students will also have the chance to check the books out and bring them home to complete their homework. Our students are expected to read 20-30 minutes per night and complete a reading log summarizing what they read in 2-3 sentences. Since the students are reading independently, it is important for students to choose accessible books.
Donations to this project will allow the students to expand their thinking beyond the typical curriculum.
Being able to access high interest books at their reading level will help students become engaged in the curriculum and enjoy learning. Reading will build the students' comprehension skills, vocabulary, reading fluency and decoding. We want to promote reading any way we can, and having interesting books would help promote reading to our students.
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