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Carol Ann Dunlap Cindy Smith Standard 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth a. Standards 4.1.

1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth 4.2.1 Display curiosity by pursuing interests through multiple resources. 4.4.6 Evaluate own ability to select resources that are engaging and appropriate for personal interests and needs. b. Target Audience K, 1st and 2nd grade class The Kindergarten class at Shiloh Point consists of 20 5 & 6 year old students. 11 of the students are boys, 9 are girls. There is 1 Indian student, 4 Hispanic children, 1 Korean student, and 14 Caucasian students. 2 of the students are designated ESOL. 4 of the students are receiving EIP services for reading and math. Those 4 students read below grade level standards. 17 of the students are visual learners. 1 is a kinesthetic learner. 2 are auditory learners. 6 of the students in this class struggle with reading. They do not choose to read when given the opportunity. They show little to no interest in reading with assistance. They do check out books from the Media Center but do not make an attempt to read them by themselves. The 1st grade class at Shiloh Point consists of 22 6 & 7 year old students. 12 of the students are boys, 10 are girls. The ethnicity breakdown of the classroom is as follows: 5 of the students are Indian, 1 is African American, 1 is Asian, and 15 are Caucasian. 3 of the students receive ESOL services. 3 of the students receive EIP services for reading. Those 3 students read below grade level standards. The learning styles of the students are: 18 visual, 4 auditory. 3 of the students show little interest in reading. 2 of the 3 cannot read books by themselves. They struggle to sound out words and make little effort to do so. They will check out books from the Media Center, however, they are not age appropriate and do not get read. 2nd Grade EIP Classroom One target audience for this literacy promotion program is a second grade EIP class from Silver City Elementary school. The 22 students are all Caucasian and range in age from 7 to 9 years old including 10 boys and 12 girls. These students live in a fairly rural close-nit community. One student was retained last year and is repeating 2nd grade. Ten out of the 22 students currently receive EIP services in reading. Three out of the 22 students failed the reading portion of the CRCT in 2009. There is a mixture of learning styles in this group ranging from visual, kinesthetic, and verbal, with the majority of students being visual learners. Most of the second graders in the classroom enjoy reading and check out books from the media center on a weekly basis. There are 5 students that are unmotivated to read and make little effort to read independently or check out books from the media center. Their parents state that nightly reading is a continuous battle at home. The remaining 17 students are highly motivated to read and enjoy reading at home and in the classroom. The focus of this program is to increase the motivation and

confidence in the struggling readers. c. ARCS Attention- Students attention will be obtained by use of video. They will see students reading and enjoying reading. Relevance- Students will see the fun and importance of being independent readers. The video is a visual tool that will be useful in meeting students learning needs. Confidence- Students will be given methods of reading that will help them read and succeed. They will have opportunities to be independent readers and be successful with the tools shown in video. Satisfaction- Students will discover books that they are capable of reading. They will be able to complete reading assignments like other children who are at reading level. d. Objectives The reluctant reader will read 3 books per week. Those books can be of the students choosing including; e-books, books on tape, picture books, comic books, and as part of buddy reading. After learning the different avenues to find books of interests, students will increase frequency of independent reading. As a result, students will increase from 87% to 96% meeting or exceeding the reading portion of the CRCT in the 2nd grade EIP classroom.