Research shows that students are more engaged in reading when given choice and when they are presented with text they want to read. Both James Marshall and Mo Willems are popular authors among young learners. This grant supports readers as they study series books and will benefit the overall classroom library.
Having multiple copies of the text will enable small groups of students to study the texts together. Additionally, we will be able to support those readers with teacher-led small group work. When not being used in groups, the books can be selected for students independent reading.