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Books for Ms. Turner's 7th Grade!
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Please consider donating money for me to purchase books and class sets for my class library, as well as money to help my Mom who will be sending me donated books to funed the shipping costs! In order to promote literacy with my students, I am ...

Please consider donating money for me to purchase books and class sets for my class library, as well as money to help my Mom who will be sending me donated books to fund the shipping costs!

I work at a Title I school on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. In order to promote literacy with my students, I am hoping to stock my class library with books my students will be excited to read. Currently, I mostly have cast-off, outdated books from my school's library. My students are required to read independently inside and outside of school, but do not have regular access to the town's public library, and many of them do not have any reading material at home. I want to foster a love of reading in my students, but this is difficult to do when they do not have regular access to books that they can take home, or books they can keep.

According to statistics from the US Department of Education, "some researchers have found that the home literacy environment can be an even stronger predictor of literacy and academic achievement than family income. That home environment includes the literacy level of the parents, the parents’ educational achievement, and the availability of reading materials, among other factors" (Dickinson, 1991). With this information in mind, I also hope to give away books to families to promote literacy at home.

My vision is to create a classroom library that students will want to explore and excites them -- every book in that library should be one that they would want to read. 

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