My students need a classroom set of "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone.
This project expired on December 30, 2018.
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Establishing a culture of reading in my classroom is one of the first things I do each year. My students come in and are flooded by books on desks. It is strange that we aren't going over expectations or the syllabus right away, but books are first.
My students come from a diverse set of backgrounds, places, homes, and experiences.
All of these are important. I want the books in my students' hands to reflect who they are. They must relate. They must see themselves on the pages. My students are energetic learners that talk, dream, question and think every day. They all are striving to walk out of high school as something bigger than they walked in as, and I hope to inspire them to do so.
By having a classroom set of "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone, my students will be able to read a book that is relevant to their lives, as well as society. Establishing a culture of reading in my classroom is necessary. This classroom set is different, more diverse, than other sets we have already. "Dear Martin" will open up students' thinking and new opportunities of conversation. I want them to think about how the words on the page reflect what happens in society time and time again.
I want them to use the book to learn about each other and about themselves.
This book will create a stronger sense of community for the classroom due to the conversations they create. My students' learning will be enhanced through the reading of this book in more ways than one, which excites me to no end.
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