Nurturing a Love for Literacy

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled."

- Barbara Tuchman

"Without the word, without the writing of books, there is no history, there is no concept of humanity."

- Herman Hesse

My goal is to fill my classroom with books that excite, inspire, and challenge my students! My students are so curious and deserve easy access to great books. I want my classroom to be a space for them to explore and question through the magical world of literature. Especially in middle school, books are a great way to introduce new ideas and increase empathy towards others. The book list I have is growing (link to come) but is focused on female authors and authors of color, who tell stories of bravery and justice and encourage an understanding of new cultures and lifestyles. A well-stocked library introduces all of my students to a lifelong love of reading through novels, biographies, and poetry. 

Not only does reading support social-emotional development, but it, of course, improves outcomes across all subjects as vocabularies grow and academic confidence soars. Books and a love of reading are my students' first step towards reaching their full potential as great thinkers and writers. 

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal I will purchase as many books as possible! 

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Comments (5)

Liz and David Fowle August 28, 2017

Happy first year of teaching! We're so proud of you and the work you're doing. I can't wait to see the books you select!

Maggie August 28, 2017

Congratulations, Caroline! You are off to a quick start! Advocating for your students in the best way, and you are only two weeks in! So proud of you!

Sarah Austin August 28, 2017

You are my hero and I love you so much!

Catherine Alligood August 27, 2017

I love you, and I am so proud of you! Your students are incredibly blessed to have you.

Megan Gude August 27, 2017

What lucky girls and boys, to get to spend the year exploring narrative, perspective and empathy with a rockstar teacher. Good Luck Ms Fowle!

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About the Creator

I recently moved from North Carolina to San Antonio, TX to begin my teaching career with Teach for America. I believe all students deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education, and I am inspired by my students' creativity, resiliency, and curiosity.

Investments (12)

$103

Liz and David Fowle

2 months ago

$26

Margaret Fowle

2 months ago

$75

Sarah E Austin

2 months ago

$103

Anonymous

2 months ago

$21

Anonymous

2 months ago

$52

Sandra M Aldridge

2 months ago

$25

Catherine Fowle

2 months ago

$50

Christina Neitzey

2 months ago

$25

Jorge Humberto Cruz

2 months ago

$103

Catherine Alligood

2 months ago

$26

Sarah Aldridge

2 months ago

$26

Megan Gude

2 months ago