More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
When the books fit , the Learning Disabled students will read too!
The cost of 60 Reading Recovery Books from AKJ Educational Services for this proposal is $440, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
All of my 30 plus, third, fourth and fifth graders want to become better readers. All of my students are in general education classrooms. However, all of my students read between two or four years below their mainstream peers. All of my students are between one to two and one -half years older than their mainstream peers.
Every classroom has baskets of books. However, my students need a specialized collection of books that will help them become better readers and positively improving their self-esteem.
I am a special education teacher for all academic subjects in a wonderful K-8 urban school, located in an industrial neighborhood. 98% of our students receive free lunch and come from single parent households, or are being raised by grandparents.
The daily independent reading becomes a daily embarrassing and discouraging period for a third, fourth or fifth grader, who reads on a first or second grade level. The other students are all reading chapter books of different genres. My learning disabled students have to choose a book that is so obviously below their grade level and always below their interest level.
My request is for four (3) complete classroom library sets of high interest/low reading level books from High Noon Publishing, a division of Academic Therapy Publications. These carefully written chapter books look like the books the other students get to read. However, the vocabulary is controlled so that the students can master each level before becoming reluctant to continue. The topics such as mystery, sports, ecology and history are so much more appropriate for their ages. The classroom sets have enough books to enable me to provide English Language Arts Standards based literacy instruction for my students too.
This collection will be used for many years to come, by countless students. Hopefully, we can add new collections each year. The High Noon books are truly the best of this type because the company only publishes for this population.
Other series of High/Low books do not have the controlled vocabulary. The reading level as compared to the grade and age range is not far enough apart to provide the desired result.
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