Here’s another lazy TFA’er looking for a handout via Facebook! Still, help this guy get some books for his school:
I am writing to ask you to donate books because I have gone from teaching English to about 87 eighth graders last year to having a total of 198 7th and 8th graders this year. That means that I have an average of just under 40 students in each of my five periods. Given this reality, I know that I am going to need far more books than I currently have in order to cultivate a culture of reading within my classroom and a love of books within my students. I won’t go into details about my students’ reading levels, but suffice it to say that there are many among them who need a lot of help in order get to the point where they are reading on grade level. Having a wide variety of engaging, reading-level appropriate books at their immediate disposal would be an invaluable tool in raising their levels of literacy and igniting within them a passion for reading. Literacy is freedom, and I know that any book that you might be able to give would have an impact on my students’ development.