You have never seen a group of kids who are as energetic, ambitious, and innovative as my class of fourth graders. These students are children who do not have the easiest home lives. We are part of a Title I school, which is a school that has a high percentage of students who live in a low-socioeconomic status.
Although they have their own individual sets of challenges at home, these students bring a positive attitude to school each and every day, ready to learn and grow.
My fourth graders are engaged in their learning and always put their best efforts into the new endeavors they try. These students have pushed themselves in all academic areas and are keeping themselves held to high standards in order to learn fourth grade essentials.
Through the use of picture books as mentor texts, my students will be able to improve their expository, persuasive, and narrative writing. The books that I have requested will encourage my students to extend their thinking, and in turn, their writing, all while using the six traits to fully develop their critical writing skills.
They may not be able to leave some of the circumstances life has thrown their way, but they should at least have the opportunity to escape through the magic of books and writing.
The least I can give to my students is my love, my time, and a positive way for them to express themselves and these books will help me to do that.
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