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My goal is to have all students participate in the Sunshine State Young Reader Award incentive program, even if reading is a challenge for them. Reading these award-winning books will improve each student’s vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension. When accessing text that is at a higher level, students have the opportunity to dive deeper into comprehension and participate in book talks.

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Sunshine Readers in the Sun State

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School:
Calusa Park Elementary 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Karin Reinbold 
Students Impacted:
100 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 13, 2017

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Union - $144.86

 

Goal

My goal is to have all students participate in the Sunshine State Young Reader Award incentive program, even if reading is a challenge for them. Reading these award-winning books will improve each student’s vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension. When accessing text that is at a higher level, students have the opportunity to dive deeper into comprehension and participate in book talks.  

 

What will be done with my students

As the English Language Learner resource teacher, I service students at many grade levels. My students will either read the stories with me in group, or use the audiobook membership, and have the books read to them as they follow along with the printed text. We will discuss the different chapters and I will clarify any confusion that might exist. We will learn new words which will increase the students' vocabulary. The book discussions will include higher level thinking questions to support thinking and story analysis. Then students will work together to complete tasks or projects such as producing an iMovie or Flipgrid about the entire book, their favorite part, or a possible sequel.  

 

Benefits to my students

All students will have the opportunity to participate in small groups throughout the year. This will enhance their understanding of the reading targets and standards. Reading aloud to students stimulates their interest, their emotional development, and their imagination. As the reading level increases, their verbal skills improve, as well, especially their vocabulary. Hopefully, the students will become experts at using context clues to determine the meaning of new words. As they listen to the audio books, they will hear readers with excellent fluency, and this will improve their own fluency. My groups will even become better listeners. Through our discussions, the students will learn how to interact with text and become critical thinkers. Most importantly, the students will be exposed to new books that will allow them to experience the joy that literature can bring!  

 

Budget Narrative

I have asked for 7 copies of these 2017-2018 Sunshine State Young Readers Award Books and an audiobook membership. I will share these books with students throughout our school this year and for many years to come. Thank you for considering my grant and supporting Calusa Park Elementary School.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 The Vanishing Coin (7 copies @3.99) $27.93
2 Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker (7 copies@6:99 ea.) $48.93
3 Audiobooks membership $59.80
4 Tax $8.20
  Total: $144.86

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