Reading as Lifework: Part 2 – Intermediate Readers (3-6)
The main goal of this project was to provide materials for students to help improve their reading abilities. The high interest books and audio books that were purchased are essential to help expand classroom libraries and to promote independent reading at school and at home.
Reading as Lifework: Part 1 – Primary Readers (K-2)
High-interest books and audio books are essential to help expand classroom libraries and to promote independent reading at school and at home. In addition, teachers can use the professional book and voluntary discussion group materials for additional ideas and strategies to increase interest and motivation for reading.
Engaging the Visual Learner
Four document cameras were purchased; two for each elementary school. These cameras project and enlarge items so that everyone in the class can easily view them at the same time. They can be used for studying photographs, artwork and illustrations and for viewing the illustrations and the text for a book being read aloud. In addition they allow the sharing/examining of […]
Learning Centers for Preschool Classrooms
The Listening Center consists of a table, CD player with headsets and a variety of audio books. These audio books not only expose students to a variety of genres including poems, fiction, non-fiction, music, and nursery rhymes, but also are effective in improving concentration, comprehension and pronunciation skills. Listening Centers promote fluency and increase comprehension as well as provide students with strong […]
Super QAR: Beyond the basics
The QAR program consists of Language Arts/Reading Comprehension Kits used in differentiated instruction in 3rd – 6th grades. The program has shown improvement in higher-level thinking skills and the ability to ask thoughtful questions about the reading process and comprehension. This program showed great success at Salt Brook and this grant allows it to be implemented at Allen W. Roberts.