Guided Reading Book Sets

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Deed Verutti

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Grant Description

We would like to purchase new book sets in order to increase our variety of books as well as to replace some very loved worn out books. We would also like to add quite a few non-fiction titles at a variety of reading levels in order to make the science content available to all children. We have NOT made a substanial purchase of new books since 2007. Over 20 years ago we created a "reading circle" room at Tahoe Lake. This is a small room where we keep sets of book titles ranging in level from pre-primer to above 6th grade. These books have been used over the years by all the teachers and support staff at Tahoe Lake to help students become more proficient, fluent readers as well as to expose students to a variety of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, and to foster a love of reading. The books are primarily used in guided reading groups.

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Description (10 points)
  • differentiation of instruction

  • provide high interest literature at a variety of reading levels

  • enhance the community literacy goal of all students being at grade level in reading by the end of 3rd grade and beyond

  • promote fluency for all students

  • exposure to a variety of literary genres

Success of Program (10 points)

Students will be assessed daily based on their interaction with the text and group discussion. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of both big ideas and key details in informational texts. Students will also be able to use these texts to support informational and summary writing using the tools learned through the Step Up to Writing program. Students are also assessed on their independent reading level multiple times throughout the year. Our goal is that all students show significant growth in reading level.  

Implementation (10 points)

These books will be accessible to all teachers and support staff at Tahoe Lake. They will be used for guided reading groups, which is a small group of students reading and discussing the same text with a teacher. Working with a small group of students allows us to target our instruction and really focus on specific areas of improvement and teach specific reading and information gathering strategies.

Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes! These books will be available to the entire staff and student body.

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Budget breakdown
7 copies $5/book = $35/set x 40 titles = $1400 + tax $117.25 = $1517
7 copies $10/book= $70/set x 20 titles=$1400 + tax $117.25 = $1517
Total $3034