Literacy-Rich Classroom

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Providing a literacy-rich environment that supports and fosters students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening is essential. Exposing students to a variety of print and digital media is the key to a literacy-rich classroom environment. It is important for teachers to research and intentionally select materials that will facilitate literacy and language opportunities. Building an organized classroom library is one component of a literacy-rich environment. The classroom library should display a variety of reading levels, text types and genres, including both fiction and non-fiction.

For this assignment, create an annotated bibliography of 10-15 quality books that would be part of a literacy-rich classroom library. Grade range K-3, and include books that are grade and age appropriate and meet the following criteria:

  • At least three different genres
  • At least three different reading levels
  • At least two books from different content areas
  • At least two books that focus on diversity     

For each book, provide an APA formatted reference, and 25 word description of the book, including a rationale explaining why you selected this book for the grade range.

Below your bibliography, reflect on creating a standards-based literacy-rich classroom environment that meets the needs of diverse students and discuss the following in 250 words:

  • What are common elements of a literacy-rich classroom environment?
  • What criteria did you use to determine what books would be considered quality literature?
  • How do the selected books promote a literacy-rich classroom environment that is inclusive and affirming?  
  • How will you utilize the books to support routines that enhance reading and writing instruction? 

Support your reflection with 2-3 scholarly resources.

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