Monday, May 7, 2012
"Square Off for Reading!" project nabbed the 2012 American Association for School Librarians' (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant.
Reading grant: Kristine Klopp's "Square Off for Reading!" project nabbed the 2012 American Association for School Librarians' (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant. The grant of $2500, sponsored by Capstone, "supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers." Klopp, the school librarian at Lindbergh Elementary School, Madison, WI, will work with the school's education specialist to provide students with a summer reading program. It's well-known that students' reading proficiency drops during the summer months. This summer, Lindbergh's library will be open for students two days a week in the late afternoon and early evening for two four-week sessions. Kids will be able to participate in reading activities, discuss the books online, and read blog posts about books from the program. At the end of the program, students will participate in a "Square Off" where they will be tested on the books they read.