Students at my Middle School sparkle with potential and are eager to learn. 77% of students are minorities and 88% are low-income students who receive free and reduced lunch. Because our school has so few students, our library budget is very limited.
We need more incentives to entice students to read for non-fiction texts in order to build their background knowledge.
The majority of our students read below grade level ; however, they have access to reading materials. At my school, there is breakfast provided for all students and staff. After students eat, they come to the library to read, study, play games and visit. Students also visit the library in various content areas. We'd like to increase motivation for students to check-out books and read them.
The majority of students at Bryant Middle School are reading below grade level. The most effective way of increasing those reading levels is by reading. In order to motivate students at Bryant to read, we'd like to provide several incentive activities, including earning buttons for reading Battle of the Books titles or for participating in the "I mustache you to check out a book" day. This button maker will help us provide incentives for students who read a book as well as for students who check-out a book. Students who have a book in their hand are more likely to read that book and increase their reading abilities.
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