posted by Gina
One of my greatest challenges as an elementary school teacher was finding the kind of read-aloud that appealed to my entire class and motivated my students to read the same or similar books on their own. Skill levels in my classroom ran the gamut from a student who was reading high school books to another who didn’t know the alphabet. Interest in school ranged from the reluctant student I saw maybe once a week to the always-there, always-early. I had stereotypes on both ends of the gender spectrum, and those who defied every one.
In addition, the constant question: where to find the protagonists who reflect my students? Where can my students who struggle find themselves as the hero? Continue reading “Special Needs, Spectacular Reads”