180 Days of Reading – $2,500

Curricular Area: English Language Arts
Grant Focus: Books
Schools: Henkle Middle School
Items Purchased: Coaching on the use of technology in the classroom

This grant provides funds for English Language Arts teachers at Henkle Middle School to purchase “high interest books for our students that reflect the diversity of our students, their experiences, and interests”. These funds support a budget for teachers to buy books that students want to read when the need/opportunity arises, thereby creating a high interest library and giving students access to literacy throughout their day.  “When students have books that interest them and time to read, they read more, and volume matters.”