HEF will fund this updated collection of high-interest culturally-relevant books for an exciting new reading initiative. Trained literacy volunteers will work one-on-one with first grade students on a weekly basis, and the books will also be available for classroom teachers’ use. Literacy and comprehension will both be enhanced though discussions with the volunteers, promoting critical thinking skills and multiple perspectives. The books will cover a wide range of topics and reading levels in order to expand Royal Readers to other grade levels in the future.
Submitters: Anne Baird, Jill Heath