Cypress Elementary is a Title 1 school. The students in my class come from a low socioeconomic background and often do not have the same opportunities that many other first graders in our district would have. Our current Benchmark Achievement Test 2 scores (indicator of how they’ll do on FCAT) shows that less than 50% of our students are proficient in reading. The data for the students in my class show that more than 50% (out of 18 students) score below 70% on their weekly unit tests (Journeys Reading Series) in comprehension and vocabulary. Many score a low probably rate of reading success on the FAIR test. With the implementation of Common Core Standards, my students need to be proficient in reading and comprehending rigorous text, and to be able to perform complex tasks. Using the Kindle E-Reader will give the students access to rigorous texts, periodicals, multimedia, and other types of informational texts all on one device. Obtaining the literature required to meet all my students’ interests and needs is challenging. The Kindle E Reader, will give me developmentally to pair appropriate text with highly effective instruction, thus increasing students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and improve their learning and increase their test scores.

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Can't Stop E-Reading!

School:
CYPRESS ELEMENTARY 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Margie Radelat 
Students Impacted:
  
Grade:
Date:
April 14, 2014

0% Funded

 

 

Only $379.96 Needed

 

 

Goal

Cypress Elementary is a Title 1 school. The students in my class come from a low socioeconomic background and often do not have the same opportunities that many other first graders in our district would have. Our current Benchmark Achievement Test 2 scores (indicator of how they’ll do on FCAT) shows that less than 50% of our students are proficient in reading. The data for the students in my class show that more than 50% (out of 18 students) score below 70% on their weekly unit tests (Journeys Reading Series) in comprehension and vocabulary. Many score a low probably rate of reading success on the FAIR test. With the implementation of Common Core Standards, my students need to be proficient in reading and comprehending rigorous text, and to be able to perform complex tasks. Using the Kindle E-Reader will give the students access to rigorous texts, periodicals, multimedia, and other types of informational texts all on one device. Obtaining the literature required to meet all my students’ interests and needs is challenging. The Kindle E Reader, will give me developmentally to pair appropriate text with highly effective instruction, thus increasing students’ reading fluency, comprehension, and improve their learning and increase their test scores. 

 

What will be done with my students

During the Daily 5 reading program (read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, work on vocabulary and writing) students will read a story that matches his/her reading level, or use the headphones to listen with text-to-speech on the Kindle. Based on the student’s reading level, they will
• look for key information from the text by using various reading strategies. (LACC.1.RI.2.5 know and use text features to locate facts or information)
• Use the highlight and note functions to answer reading comprehension questions I have given them. (LACC.1.RL.1.1)
• Look for current vocabulary words, and use the dictionary function to write the definition (LACC.1.L.1.4)
• Answer comprehension questions (sequence of events, main idea, compare/contrast) provided by me. (LACC.1.RI.2.I)
• Make margin notes, to clarify parts they don’t understand, or mark a point of interest that they can research at a later time.

 

 

Benefits to my students

Upon completion of reading, students will be able to write (LACC.1.W.1.2 write informative/explanatory texts) the answers to various reading comprehension questions such as:
• Who are the characters in the story? Where is the setting,(LACC.1.RL.1.3 Describe characters, setting and major events) Was there a problem? If so, what was the solution? What happened first, next, last?
• What is the author’s purpose? (LACC.1.RI, 3.8 identify the reasons an author gives to support points)
• What is the main idea of the story? List supporting details. (LACC.1.RI.2.I) can pick out the topic and supporting details)

I will monitor their reading progress by administering Rigby Running Records, graph results of Journeys’ weekly tests, and compare the FAIR Test results, which are administered three times per year
 

 

Budget Narrative

2 Kindle Fire E-Readers @ $139.99 each = $279.98
2 Kindle Kidproof Cases @24.99 each = $49.98
Books and applications = $50.00
Total $379.96 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Kindle Fire $139.99
2 Kindle Fire $139.99
3 Kindle Kidproof Case $24.99
4 Kindle Kidproof Case $24.99
5 Books and applications $50.00
  Total: $379.96

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Only $379.96 Needed

 

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