Many students don't have the materials to be able to read at home. In the classroom I try to have a variety of books to fit the needs of the many different reading levels. This way students will be able to have the opportunity at school to be stronger readers.
Our district participates in the CEP ( Community Eligibility Provision), which allows the nation's highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.
Despite their cultural differences and the many obstacles students face in and out of school, each day they show up to school with a smile on their face wanting to learn!
Many students learn at different paces, so having guided book clubs gives students the opportunity to read and analyze books at their own reading level. Even though they have a wide variety of books to choose from in the classroom library, they don't have the chance to talk about the books they read with others. By having many copies of the same book it gives students the chance to have a conversation and better understanding of what they are reading. Since they are guided by the teacher, the Third Grade Book Tour is a good way to assess what students have learned. By having constructive conversations as a group allows students to better comprehend the subject of the book with varying perspectives.
These guided book clubs will allow students to take what they have learned through reading lessons and apply that learning to more thoroughly analyze and grasp the subject matter of books they may read in the future.
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