More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Books Take You Places!
My students need 10 headphones in order to listen to books and new additions to the class library that are currrent and relevant in order to improve and promote reading.
Do you remember opening a good book and imagining what it would be like to be King Arthur, Robin Hood, or the May sisters? What about traveling to exotic places or traveling into the future? I would love for my students to experience this through the power of a book.
My students are very inquisitive and eager to improve their reading skills.
They are a mix of 7th-8th graders who are the lowest students, in regards to reading levels, in the entire school. They attend a Title I school and the majority of my students do not have reading materials available to them outside of my classroom. The make-up of my students included general education, ELL, and students with specific learning disabilities. Most of my students will not engage in reading for the fun of it outside of my classroom due to many external factors, some out of their control. Students are provided free time to read books of their choice daily and would love to read high interest books at a level they could comprehend. Students need to enjoy what they are reading.
With the books that this project will provide, my students will have many different choices of genres and styles of writing. Some may never choose to read a classic such as Treasure Island, but if it is in a graphic novel form, students view it more as a comic and it draws their attention more. In addition, the headphones will give students a choice to listen to different leveled readings through the use of audio CDs or computer generated stories. They will also be able to hear how they sound when they read. Students are provided with reading level appropriate material based on assessments and where their weaknesses are and assistance needs to be given. My students look forward to the entire class hour where it is strictly reading.
My classroom will improve because the gift of reading is being given to students who would not normally have the opportunity to read many of the new books available .
Students will improve in their vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension by reading books that they choose, not told what to read. When my students improve in the reading levels, they stand a much better chance of graduating from high school and finding success as adults in the real world. Books truly open doors.
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