Walton Education Foundation

100% of students in my 2nd grade class will increase their vocabulary, oral reading fluency, and comprehension by the end of 2nd grade.

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Learning through Literature

School:
Van R Butler Elementary 
Subject:
Literacy 
Teacher:
Tia Shubert 
Students Impacted:
17 
Grade:
Date:
October 3, 2018

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The Alys Foundation - $973.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 18

Dear Alys Foundation,

 

     Thank you for funding our Learning thorugh Literature grant. This year our class enjoyed participating in book clubs and developed a love for reading. The class demonstrated the ability to collaborate and discuss topics related to their books. Each leveled group grew each week as they developed new reading skills including fluency, comprehension, prediction, connections, comparing and contrasting, and summarizing. The bonds that were created will not likel be unbroken. We are grateful that you found value in our education!

 

Students completed reading response packets as they read each book.  Students also participated in collaborative conversations to share their opinions and findings within each book. Students completed surveys to express their overall excitement about the book clubs. "I  loved the journeys that the animals were on" -M.C. , "Those books kept us laughing!"- C.L., "We got to share our opinions." -S.B., "We each knew what happened , then talked about it." -T.F., "It was creative." - M.C. I observed students bonding with each other as they read their books. Laughter was a big component of one of the groups.  Other groups showed concern for the characters as they took a journey through the books.  Overall the students were excited to read their books each week and looked forward to what they would read next!

 

Please take a look at some our our "thumbs up" books!

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Frog and Toad were two close friends, just like th

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We love how all of these puppies were in need, but

 

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This group had too many favorites to choose just o

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This stellar group had a hard time closing their b

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

100% of students in my 2nd grade class will increase their vocabulary, oral reading fluency, and comprehension by the end of 2nd grade.  

 

What will be done with my students

The students will learn how to increase their independent reading skills through the use of leveled readers. The students will learn to work collaboratively in literature circles while participating in book clubs. 

 

Benefits to my students

Literature circles are fun and engaging ways to incorporate reluctant and excited readers to dig deeper and discover all that is within a text. Students develop skills such as, but not limited to predicting, summarizing, comparing and contrasting, time management, vocabulary, speaking and listening, and cooperation. Students will gain critical thinking skills as they participate in collaborative conversations. Students will learn how to become accountable for their actions and efforts. Ultimately students take control of their learning. 

 

Budget Narrative

This list of books is from Scholastic Book Clubs and are leveled based on my students reading levels. There are generally sets of 6 so that each student in each group has a book to hold independently. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Henry and Mudge 4 pk. (6 sets) #29C2 $72.00
2 Frog and Toad 2 pk. (6 sets) #21M1 $30.00
3 Curious George 5 pk. (6 sets) #15J3 $72.00
4 Little Critter 9 pk. (6 sets) #040974 $144.00
5 Word Collector 6 pk. #058174 $25.00
6 If you Give a... 3 pack (6 sets) #33N1 $60.00
7 If you Give a... 3 pack (6 sets) #38J1 $60.00
8 Wish 6 pack #064776 $20.00
9 Frindle 6 pack #069577 $20.00
10 The BFG 6 pack #066565 $20.00
11 The Tale of Desperaux 6 pack #062762 $35.00
12 Puppy Place 5 pack (6 sets) #59G1 $90.00
13 Little Legends 3 pack (6 sets) #36G1 $72.00
14 Humphry 4 pack (6 sets) #058885 $108.00
15 National Geographic Kids-Science 8 pack (6 sets) #44C1 $108.00
16 National Geographic Kids Biographies 4 pack #48L3 $11.00
17 National Geographic Kids Biographies 6 pack #48D2 $15.00
18 National Geographic Kids: Walt Disney #5081 $3.00
19 I am Jane Goodall #042244 $4.00
20 I am Helen Keller #55N3 $4.00
  Total: $973.00

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