More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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For the Love of Learning in Special Education
My students need hands-on materials, such as sight-word readers, flip books and a book stand, in order to build their phonic skills and become life long readers.
My students have yet to discover the feeling of getting lost in a good book. The reason is that my students are faced with many learning challenges being in special education. But the lack of the literacy experience and reading shouldn't be one of them. Despite the many challenges, they remain determined.
My students are a first through third Special Day Class in a public school setting.
Although my students are faced with learning challenges, they deserve the rich print environment they need to be successful in the classroom. My students learn best through hands-on experiences and by being exposed to books and phonic building tools at their functioning level. Reading can be discouraging, especially if you are reading three grade levels below. I want my students to have access to material that will help build their phonics and sight word recognition ability. My students want to be good readers and I want to help build their confidence when it comes to reading. I want them to become life long readers!
Having access to resources at my students functioning grade level will encourage and allow them to feel comfortable with reading. Many of my students are discouraged when they open up a grade level passage. They are intimidated by the overload of words on the pages and they are quick to give up. I have requested specific resources that will change my students' lives for the better by enhancing the learning in the classroom and supporting my bright learners. With the material I have chosen, I will be able to create hands-on lessons around the idea of building phonic skills and sight word recognition. My students will have opportunities to build on their foundational beginning reading steps. Phonics and phonemic awareness are skills that are important and my students need to master these skills in order to become readers. The resources I have chosen, phonics and sight word practice, will help change my students' lives for the better by helping develop the beginning and foundational steps in becoming readers.
These resources will be a great addition for our classroom.
For students who struggle with reading resources such as these hands-on materials that focus on building phonic skills will empower and encourage young readers to continue reading. This project will help support the many styles of learning my class requires. A special day class is unique in that every lesson must be created specifically to the student and this project will help me create that environment for my young emerging readers.
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