Grant Category: Literacy
Funding Goal: $500.00
The “Pete Loves Books” Reading Corner will be devoted to increasing motivation and reading in first grade. “Pete the Cat” is a storybook character that students know and enjoy in many classrooms today. The “Pete the Cat” Reading Corner will invite students to enjoy reading books of all genres.
Success in Reading increases student motivation in other subject areas. The program aligns with a school-wide initiative to instill in students an
awareness of the importance of reading. The “Pete Loves Books” Reading Corner will enhance the class environment and express that reading highly valued in our school setting as well as their homes, since students will be encouraged to borrow books from the “Pete Loves Books” Reading Corner to enjoy at home.
The Reading Corner will be totally accessible to students and provide them the ability to freely choose from a range of displayed books. Books will be added throughout the year based on student interest. The program will provide opportunities for students to engage with texts daily and develop important literacy skills by increasing the amount and stamina of student-choice reading.