To grow our students grow as readers, they need to read books at their independent level. This grant provides materials at a high interest/low reading level. These books replace outdated stories that the 21st century learner is not drawn to.
In an effort to meet the needs of all diverse learners, an abundance of books in a classroom library is essential. By providing books, student reading levels are supported by matched to ‘just-right books’. Phonemic awareness manipulatives, letter boards, dry erase tablets and gel board/ pens are also incorporated to develop sound-symbol correspondence.
The goal of this project is to guide students to become fluent and expressive readers. A collection of Big Books texts and a document camera will allow students to see text clearly, learn critical concepts, build frequency, decode words and develop vocabulary.
To help support reading comprehension, special education teachers, were awarded this grant which purchased books written at lower readability levels, with topics to meet students interest and develop comprehension. It allows teachers to continue to incorporate guided reading and book clubs in their classrooms while engaging the students in leveled reading books with age-appropriate content.
This grant allows trained Reading Specialist the opportunity to utilize the technological beneﬁts of the iPads with students in small group and duing in-class support times. Teachers will be able to use existing programs to target student speciﬁc areas of need.