The inaugural high school reading class at Maroa-Forsyth High School is complete. As a class, Lexile scores rose from 921 points in August to 1116 points in April, making the average of student growth rate 195 points in a school year. The 2012-2013 school year will see the addition of another section of Reading. This effectively doubles the number students served, but also the materials needed. As we are still in the early stages of this reading program, we need almost everything related to running a meaningful course for struggling readers at the high school level. The current classroom library is my personal collection that I have cobbled together in my first two years of teaching. We desperately need both fiction and nonfiction titles that are relevant to high school teens reading at a 5th to 9th grade level.
In addition to teaching reading, I also have the pleasure of teaching World literature to advanced sophomores, and British literature to regular seniors. While my students have a number of works that are required reading, I would like to host “A Novel April” and allow students in each of my classes to self-select titles from World and British literature. Ultimately, my classroom library would serve, in some way, each of my students.
Thank you in advance for any support you can offer.