Canciones y Cuentos Decodable Books Level A/Level B contain stories in Spanish that delight students and invite them to learn the basics of reading through phonics. These sets include 1 copy each of 26 decodable books per set (52 total books). This grant was originally funded to our Kindergarten team as a replacement to old Cancionero sets. Since then, there has been a K/1 strand added.
At the heart of the Canciones y Cuentos literacy program, are the songs and stories. The meaningful, engaging decodable texts present content- area topics or culturally significant stories in a highly graphic format that support meaning. Each text is also linked to the language songs of the program. Through the Canciones y Cuentos Level A/Level B texts, children will have an opportunity to engage in repeated readings of materials at their instructional level to decode words in context, develop fluency, and build comprehension. In addition, these texts will provide students access to high frequency word instruction and practice. These decodable readers will be used in class on a daily basis to enrich students’ daily literacy life within the classroom.
Achievement and success will be measured through continuous growth in individual reading levels as determined by TTUSD’s literacy assessment program Fountas & Pinnell. Moreover, daily informal observations will measure success as students build a love for reading including learning how to read to learn.
The implementation of this program would be through Daily, the literacy structure for TTUSD. First, each student will read in a small group setting with their classroom teacher during Daily 5; Read with Someone. This will provide students with their first exposure to the text. Second, each student will take the texts to their classroom book boxes to read during Daily 5; Read to Self. Third, through the eBook version of the text, students will have the opportunity to interact with the text to address Daily 5’s; Word Work and/or Daily 5’s; Listen to Reading through the audio capability. Finally, all K/1 students will be assessed continuously using our district adopted assessment Fountas and Pinnell to monitor and improve foundational reading skills.
There will be no additional funding requested for Cancionero Level A & Level B decodable texts for this classroom.
As a kindergarten team, we work together to meet the diverse needs of our students. We have differentiated grouping to provide intervention as well as extensions to our students. However, due to the immense impact and support these readers will provide our students we are requesting this classroom set solely for our K/1 teacher. Our site has purchased the updated teacher manuals, Big Book of Songs, and the Song CD.
There are no other funding sources for this request.