My students need high-quality and high-interest informational books, including National Geographic Readers, DK Readers and Science Vocabulary Readers to improve literacy.
My students love to read nonfiction books! We need more nonfiction books in our classroom library.
My students are excited to learn more about the real world through nonfiction books!
As they develop their reading skills, my students are also becoming experts on animals and insects. They are eager to read about more animals and insects! During Reader's Workshop, my students select and read books that are of their interest and at their "just right" reading levels to support their developing literacy skills. Additionally, our school has a diverse student population with the majority of our students being African American and Latino. Over 75% of the students attending our school qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
My students will be reading these high-interest nonfiction books throughout the year. They will be developing reading strategies such as synthesizing what they learned, using text features, comparing and contrasting topics in two different texts, and responding to the text.
Using these high-interest nonfiction books, my students will be sharing their thinking and what they learned with reading partners and the whole class. With the new Common Core Standards, students should be developing critical thinking skills to respond to nonfiction text so these books will support our reading work.
Our classroom library needs more nonfiction books across various reading levels to support students' reading and learning.
These books will make developing critical thinking skills, learning how to read and learning about our real world exciting and fun for my students!
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