My students need books to improve their conversational skills, increase vocabulary and expand their knowledge, the tablet is for students who can't access books in print because of phonics or literacy gaps.
I work with amazing students that are eager to learn the tools that they need to achieve grade-level standards. Our school is a Title I campus, which positions my students in an economic disadvantage.
In addition, these students are English Language Learners, giving them another challenge to overcome.
Unfortunately, our school was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. I have seen an amazing amount of progress in their tests; however, there is still room for growth and increase vocabulary and world knowledge.
Every day I pull my small groups, 3-5 students at a time, to help them build the literacy skills, phonological awareness, blending and decoding, relationships between sound and letter and also to help support social-emotional.
The books are to build that strong foundation of world knowledge and expand their vocabulary.
The tablet is to support those students that have a basic reading disability by using speech-to text, listening to audio books, explore the letter formation in different medias and image description by looking at pictures.
The game of states and bingo are to make a strong relationship between social studies and literacy.
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