We are a K-8 school with a rather small library. As the junior high literature teacher, I maintain a large classroom library to serve the students\' independent reading needs. I would like to partner my classroom library with the school library and establish a junior high section. I would use the $200 to purchase magazine, newspaper, and journal subscriptions that junior high students could use within the reading curriculum, and cross curricular within other disciplines.
My students will learn that the library has much to offer and is not just for little kids. They will experience that the library can provide many tools to assist them in school, as well as engage and prepare them for life.
I will use magazine, newspapers and journals to teach non-fiction literacy and increase knowledge and awareness about the world in which we live.
Junior high students are at a \"literacy crossroads\" where they are saturated with electronic media and information, yet are unaware how to be critical consumers of said information. They are also surprisingly unaware of the world around them. Students are unsure of how to properly analyze and correctly apply this information in academics and in their lives.