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My Grant goal is to increase student achievement at Port Orange Elementary by creating more access opportunities for students to obtain desired reading materials. Student who read an average of 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized exams. By providing students with more books through the Little Free Library, students can take home more books to read at their leisure which they can then exchange when finished for another book. Be it a weekend, afterschool or even a holiday. All Students at Port Orange Elementary will receive 2 free new books at the School Book Swap, held twice a year. In addition to new books students will be able to swap used books at the book swap. Over 1,200 books will be given to students to take home and read.

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Dinosaurs didn’t read, now they’re extinct!

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School:
Port Orange Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Cynthia Baron 
Students Impacted:
400 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
August 31, 2019

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FUTURES - $250.00

FUTURES - $250.00

Anonymous - $500.00

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Goal

My Grant goal is to increase student achievement at Port Orange Elementary by creating more access opportunities for students to obtain desired reading materials. Student who read an average of 20 minutes per day score in the 90th percentile on standardized exams. By providing students with more books through the Little Free Library, students can take home more books to read at their leisure which they can then exchange when finished for another book. Be it a weekend, afterschool or even a holiday. All Students at Port Orange Elementary will receive 2 free new books at the School Book Swap, held twice a year. In addition to new books students will be able to swap used books at the book swap. Over 1,200 books will be given to students to take home and read. 

 

What will be done with my students

Two times a year (Dec and May) an in-school book swap will be held where students can bring and swap their books for other new and or used books. With the 400 books this grant will provide and an additional 400 books that will be purchased through the Media Center book fair. Every student will receive 2 new quality books this school year and will have the availability to receive 2-5 gently used books through the school book swaps.

Holly Hill Middle School (Mr. Keele) has agreed collaborate and build a Little Free Lending Library for Port Orange Elementary that will be placed on the outskirt of the school property for students to access 24/7/365.

Students will have access to books 24/7/365 through the free lending library. Through this grant quality new books and gently used books will be placed in the free lending library weekly to provide students with books on their reading level that they can take and read at their leisure. 1000 Used books have already been collected for this purpose. Port Orange Elementary student are already encouraged to read and participate in the Reading Counts Program at school. However, without access to books students have to wait until the attend school to obtain books. Having been a Title 1 school for many years our students come from families who are not able to purchase books for their students. Free books are like gold to many of our students.

This grant will address the following Curriculum Standards:
LAFS.K12.R.4.10: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

LAFS.K.L.3.6: Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

LAFS.1.RI.1.AP.1a: Answer questions about key details in a text read, read aloud or viewed.
LAFS.3.RL.4.10
LAFS.2.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. Read...

LAFS.3.RL.4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 23...: :

LAFS.4.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
AFS.5.RL.4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently. the
 

 

Benefits to my students

Providing free books to students is essential to ensuring student literacy success. Research shows that students who independently read an average of 20 minutes per day tend to score in the 90% on standardized exams. Through increased reading and tutoring student Port Orange Elementary were able to make a 22% gain in FSA scores. We hope to continue this growth again this year by continuing to encourage independent reading by placing free books in the hands of students.


 

 

Budget Narrative

Most of the grant budget funds will go towards providing 400 students with 2 free new quality book and 1-5 free gently used age appropriate quality books this school year. 1,200 books will end up in the hands of students at Port Orange Elementary. In addition, this grant will provide book access to the 400 students at Port Orange Elementary 365/24/7 through the new Free Lending Library that will be placed outside the school. In addition to the purchase of books, there will be some materials that will be purchased to build the Free Lending Library. Mr. Keele at Holly Hill Middle School has agreed to collaborate with our school by building the Little Free Library with his students.

 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Bargin Book Box K-1 (100 books) $195.00
2 Bargin Book Box 4th Grade (100 books) $195.00
3 Bargin Book Box 2-3 Grade (150 books) $315.00
4 Bargin Book Box 5 Grade (100 books) $119.50
5 Outdoors plywood $35.00
6 Hinges $15.00
7 Plexiglass sheet $20.00
8 Exterior screws $5.00
9 Paint $27.00
10 corner brackets $7.50
11 Post for mounting $35.00
12 Pine 1X 12 wood $15.00
13 Door handle $6.00
14 Magnetic locks $10.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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SunTrust Foundation

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