This grant will provide the funds to refresh and replenish our first grade leveled reading books. The collection of 70 books is leveled D-J and includes a wide variety of fonts, layouts, illustrations and genres at each level. There are informational and narrative texts at each level, and the collection is culturally diverse and gender fair. These books will be used by individual students so each child is reading at the optimum level for their success, and will provide the students and opportunity to read independently as well as with another (teacher, aide, parent, older student, or peer). The collections which were earlier funded by Excellence in Education are our main source of materials for Reading in first grade. The collections need to be fortified at the above mentioned levels so as to provide enough for each student to have five books at their level at a time. The problem we have encountered with the collections is that the students tend to cluster around certain levels at different times of the year, and this collection would really help to alleviate the deficiencies.
Grade(s) first grade