School: Havel Elementary
Project Description: Literacy, reading and writing, is vital to the success of our childrenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs 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 studentsÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ literacy skills. I would like to provide my students with motivating, high-level interest reading materials. Through this grant, I would also like to update and build my literature circle novels with high-interest books for all the different reading levels.