Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

How I Built a Classroom Library

…and how my students developed a renewed love of reading.

In 2018, when our school district moved to a scripted ELA curriculum that no longer included the reading of novels, I decided to build a classroom library. It was unfathomable to me that my sophomores would no longer read To Kill a Mockingbird or any other full-length book! Instead, they would be reading a lot of…

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Pat Austin Becker

Consumer of life, ELA teacher, Louisiana ambassador, avid reader. Author of Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry and her Circle at Melrose Plantation (LSU Press).