School: Havel Elementary
Literacy, reading and writing, is vital to the success of our children’s future. Children need to understand that there is more than just reading the words on the page. Being able to read and write can affect their lives. Literacy helps children gain knowledge, builds schema, increases communication skills, and helps them fit into their social circles. By setting aside time daily in my classroom for literature circles, I can strengthen my students’ literacy skills. Through Story Works Magazine, students are motivated to read their high-level interest topics. The wide variety of resources available through their online program allows me to provide struggling students with a more appropriate article at their reading level. Through this grant, I would love to provide each of my students the opportunity to receive these magazines throughout the school year. I would also like to update and build my literature circle novels with high-interest books.