Our Grants - Language Arts & Literacy

S.T.E.P.(Special Tools to Enhance Performance)

Paxton-Keeley Elementary – Reading camp is designed to use high-interest fiction and non-fiction books relating to the natural environment to help prevent the reading level regression that often occurs during the summer.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,670

“Greatest Hits” Author Kits: Cedar Ridge Elementary

Author study boxes introduce students to a wide variety of current children’s authors. Classrooms shsare the kits containing several book titles, related materials and enrichment ideas.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,700

Non-Fiction Inquiry Kits

Mill Creek Elementary – Non-fiction inquiry kits expand instruction of language arts, science, and social studies.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,000

Non-Fiction Genre Study Kits

Parkade Elementary – Non-fiction books and materials enhance learning in reading, writing, and science.

Grant Funds Requested: $4,000

Reading with Character

Fairview Elementary – This integrated unit links literature with character education. Children will have opportunities to read, share and respond to quality literature in school and home environments which focus on a monthly character theme such as friendship or respect.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,600

Expository Expedition

Field Elementary. Third grade students who are reading at various levels will have the opportunity to select appropriate reading materials from this collection of science books and magazines.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,600

Rub A Dub Dub – Reading in a Tub

Midway Heights Elementary – Author book sets can provide children in all grades and at all reading leels with the opportunity to be immersed in enriching literature guided by appropriate instruction.

Grant Funds Requested: $5,015

Project STAR

Gentry Elementary – Students will pilot Project STAR, a new computerized reading assessment program designed to identify strengths and concerns and monotir growth in reading skills. The software will allow each student to track his or her mastery of reading skills.

Grant Funds Requested: $1,500

Writing Right

Russell Elementary – Portable keyboards will help increase learning disabilities students’ motivation, expression and confidence in the area of writing. The keyboards, which are equipped with a text-to-speech function allowing students to hear their written work, will enable students to learn skills that they will be using throughout their school careers.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,034

Audio/Video Equipment to Create Magic

Russell Elementary – The purchase and use of a digital video camera and video-editing computer will enhance the educational film-making opportunities in the areas of production, film and technology.

Grant Funds Requested: $3,037
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