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.
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 […]
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 […]
This grant gives 6th graders a program that provides real life experiences to see and interact with real life simple machines. They will have an opportunity to manipulate simple machines and learn from hands on discovery how machines such as pulleys and levers make work easier. Mathematical calculations are also introduced into the program so students can collect and analyze […]
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.