Reading Without Embarrassment

BY Catherine Mafcher

Chilmark School

Project Description
A “kid kindle” can be loaded with up to 100 books for free. Students can read whatever level they want and others cannot see what they are reading, which is especially important for those students who are reading “easy readers” when in the 4th or 5th grade. The cost for a kid kindle is $110, and we would like 4 to share with various readers year after year.

How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Students are assessed on a monthly basis in reading.

Benefit to the students and the school
Students read more based on the novelty of the item as well as being able to read books on their level, even if that level differs from others around them.

Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)