Reading and Writing Strategies through Literature Circles
The purpose of this proposal is to purchase thematically linked sets of books and audio that are appropriate for the ability of each individual student. These books will be used to differentiate within the classroom and engage students in high interest reading while still teaching common reading strategies and language skills throughout the year. Multiple copies of trade books will allow for a literature circle approach encouraging students to read, discuss, and respond at their individualized reading level and pace. Co-teaching to these book groups will help students and teachers create building blocks to effective reading comprehension while teaching and applying basic skill sets in vocabulary, grammar, and reading conventions.
Grant Year: 2010-2011
Receiving Schools: Overlook Middle School