Describe the program or project:
As a first-year special education teacher, I have quickly realized that my students are constantly challenged to find a book they can read independently. As a result, most of my students have developed a dislike for reading, and they rarely finish the books that they start.
Additionally, most of my students are reading below grade level which makes it difficult to supply a library with books of interest to everyone. I am hoping that through this grant, I am able to provide my students with a plethora of interesting books that motivate each of them to read daily!
Reading with my special education students used to result in frustration and dejection; however, after a year of being encouraged to read daily, they are finding what a relaxing and enjoyable activity reading can be.
At Truckee Elementary, Accelerated Reader is implemented daily, in every classroom. The goal of Accelerated Reader is to transform our students into lifelong readers and to guide them into starting a book, finishing a book, and taking a comprehension quiz -which is tracked based on their goals. These important goals have been reached by following certain objectives on a daily basis in the classroom through assistance from both teachers and peers.