HOW TO MAKE YOUR SCHOOL BOOK FAIR MORE INCLUSIVE
(and more successful)
Empathetic humans grow out of more diverse reading, so why not deliberately make it easier for kids to access a wider array of books?
School book fairs are a great opportunity to offer a wide selection of titles by new and familiar voices that families can purchase in order to diversify their own bookshelves, that of their kids' classrooms and the school library.
With some deliberate effort, you can be a part of making the school book fairs in your district not only more inclusive, but more successful (they are fundraisers, after all). Here’s how.
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1. GET INVOLVED
2. CURATE A DIVERSE LIST OF BOOKS
3. MAKE IT EASIER TO SHOP THE SALE
LET'S DO THIS!
"To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts.
Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements.
By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas.
Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades.
Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential."