I have spoken with many teachers and most of them tell me that when they started out they said “If I can help just one child I will have accomplished something in this lifetime”.
We feel the same way at LeveledReader.com. With school budgets getting tighter and classroom sizes larger, teachers have less and less time to do the things they would like to do. Usually, k-12 teachers have to spread their time out over all subjects and this can mean reading does not get the attention it needs.
Because of our decision to accept school purchase orders for leveled book orders, I’ve met teachers from all over the US that buy books to supplement their school reading programs. It doesn’t matter whether they are from the West Coast or the East, teachers are all dealing with the same frustrations and dreams.
If you are like the many teachers I have had the pleasure to know, one of your dreams is to engage your students and spark that small flicker of a flame that has so, so much potential. When you know you have made a difference in a child, it is a lasting memory. Having an impact on a child’s love of reading is a memory that gives you inspiration. With your classrooms seeming to get larger and larger, that dream is still alive, but your time is shorter to try to figure out how to find the spark to ignite those hints of a flame. By supplementing your schools guided reading program with books from LeveledReader.com that have been selected to engage today’s youth. You can help reduce the amount of time it takes to creatively find the very thing that will help you fulfill your dream—and give your students the opportunity they so deserve.
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