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Mrs. H.
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Avoiding the Summer Slide

My students need books for a summer reading program that will be engaging and inviting to them in order to keep them motivated to read and prevent a summer slide.

My Students

I have an awesome opportunity to work with small groups of students, throughout the school year, who are in 6th and 7th grade at our local middle school. These students have been chosen to participate in a small group intervention to support them in their reading skills. Many of the students I work with are very capable but have yet to find that good book to hook them into reading. I enjoy working with these students because I feel like I have the opportunity to share with them my excitement of learning and show each one of them their potential. My challenge is providing them resources that will meet their needs and keep them motivated and engaged in learning.

My Project

Students are not always the most motivated to come to summer school. It is even less motivating for our struggling readers to come to summer school to work on what they struggling with the most...reading. It is so important that these students have the opportunity to attend summer school and continue to build their skills in reading to continue to put them at an advantage as they move into the next year.

I want to provide the opportunity to engage my students this summer in some authentic reading in texts that are at their reading level.

I want to be able to have them participate in good conversations around books and begin to let them see that reading can be fun and engaging. The materials that I have requested include some great, popular titles of books that the students will be motivated to read. They are not books that have lots of pages, so students can feel the success of finishing a book, or even two books over the short time they are in summer school.

Time is very limited in summer school and instruction needs to be very focused and organized. This reading program will provide me that opportunity to make my time together with the students very focused, motivating and engaging to my struggling readers who need that reason to want to come back to class each day.

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Independent Reading Assessment: Fiction Grade 5 • Scholastic $499.00 1 $499.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Herb Kohl Philanthropies and one other donor.

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