Nurturing a Love for Literacy by Caroline Fowle, Young Women's Leadership Academy verified non-profit

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Launched Aug 27, 2017
Ends Sep 24, 2017
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Category: English
Class Size: 96
Grade: 6th 

"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. 

If we do not meet our goal...

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

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Caroline Fowle

6th Grade ELAR Teacher, Young Women's Leadership Academy

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.

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San Antonio, Texas

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, San Antonio’s first all-girls public school, opened in August 2008 as a tuition-free college-preparatory school that focuses on math, science and technology – fields typically underrepresented by women.

Our students receive a quality education shaped by the core values of college preparation, responsible leadership and wellness life skills, values that contribute to the type of well-rounded education that is vital to our students’ success in college.

Consistently rated Exemplary by the state since its inception, YWLA is a collaborative effort between SAISD and the Young Women's Preparatory Network.

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Megan Gude
Sarah Aldridge
Catherine Alligood
Jorge Humberto Cruz
Christina Neitzey
Catherine Fowle
Sandra M Aldridge
Sarah E Austin
Margaret Fowle
Liz and David Fowle

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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