This grant would allow us to add 144 books (12 new titles/12 copies of each) to the Fairmont Elementary literacy library to be used in levels O-Z. Classroom teachers will have opportunity to use these books during their guided reading instruction.
The Pioneer Valley Anthologies ignite excitement about reading with compendiums of short reads for guided reading. The thematic clusters of books hook the students using exciting topics and meaningful illustrations. An extended bridge approach expands the opportunity to read on a topic and forges powerful connections between fiction and nonfiction texts, encouraging critical thinking.
Campus: Fairmont Elementary
Number of Students Impacted: 500
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th