BY Heather Sivil
Bourne Intermediate School
The Dyslexie Classroom Library will be available in each third grade classroom for students with reading difficulties. A few years ago, I started a Dyslexie Library containing books with a special type-face which makes it easier for students with reading difficulties to complete a chapter book. Classroom teachers, parents and students have asked to borrow books from my library; however, I only have two sets of books that I use with my own student. Needless to say, sharing has been difficult. If I were awarded the mini grant, I would purchase up to 12 books in the Here’s Hank series which uses the Dyslexie font. They are an easy to read chapter book that gives students a chance to be more successful when accessing larger books at their grade level. There are seven classrooms in grade three that I would like to purchase a book set for to have in their classroom library.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
I feel as though I’ve already been successful but I don’t have access to enough books in the library to have other people share as often as they would like to use them.
Benefit to the students and the school
The impact that the Dyslexie Library has had on students is immeasurable. Parents will email or call me for the next book in the series when their child is done reading one. I would like for all the third grade teachers to be able to provide this type of Library without having to use the copies that I have.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)