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To provide my students with a researched based literacy and reading foundation program that will allow them to leave kindergarten reading at grade level.

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Loving Literacy

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School:
High Point Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Ashley Sevilla 
Students Impacted:
18 
Grade:
Date:
August 2, 2016

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Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Raymond James Financial - $2,000.00

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Goal

To provide my students with a researched based literacy and reading foundation program that will allow them to leave kindergarten reading at grade level.  

 

What will be done with my students

I will use this program to start at the very beginning with teaching my students basic literacy concepts. As students gain literacy knowledge, the program will assist them to read at higher reading levels. The books in the program will be used for small group lessons then placed in the students book basket for continual reading. The program includes everything needed. The kindergarten kit within Literacy Footprints contains sequenced, high-quality leveled texts in a variety of genres. Students will encounter traditional tales, realistic fiction, fantasy, and informational text. The lesson cards that accompany the books follow Jan Richardson's Next Step In Guided Reading lesson format. Each Literacy Footprints kit also includes a comprehensive teaching guide and the teaching materials needed for each lesson.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will leave kindergarten reading at grade level using this program. I've included some of the research from Jan Richardson Guided Reading and Literacy Footprints.
janricardsonguidedreading.com
Teachers who use my format consistently have 75-90% of their students reading at or above grade level by the end of the year. "Consistent guided reading instruction that incorporates appropriate word study and guided writing is the best way to close the achievement gap in kindergarten Jan Richardson
From Literacyfootprints.com
-Grade K
Letter learning: For nine weeks in the fall, kindergarten students participated in small group instruction using the Pre-A lesson format. Students gained an average of 26 letters (upper and lowercase).
Reading: In December students began guided reading. Students achieved a mean gain of 3.7 benchmark levels. In June the median reading level was F (more than half of the students were at or above benchmark level F), with 87% at or above the grade level benchmark (Level D).  

 

Describe the Students

The students in my classroom come from difficult home situations. Many are of lower economic means and also many come from single parent homes or are homeless. This creates many barriers for them to succeed in the classroom due to having less support from home. Our school is one of the L300 schools, receiving a grade level of F multiple years in a row. We have an extremely high ESOL population who come in not knowing any English. With all these challenges, my students are eager and hard working. They enjoy their time in the classroom and are very productive with their time but they need materials to help them do more with less. They do not always get the support at home and the classroom is often the only time they get to read.  

 

Budget Narrative

www.literacyfootprints.com 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Literacy Footprints LFP-Kinder-CP $2,000.00
  Total: $2,000.00

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