2015 Awards

Project Abstracts


University of Delaware
PR/Award # S215G150117

This project will increase student reading comprehension in grades 1-5 by providing teachers with a feasible, challenging daily curriculum centered on repeated reading and the professional development support to implement it with fidelity. In addition, student comprehension will be enhanced through opportunities for wide reading outside of school. Activities include design of a comprehensive curriculum and professional development modules, purchase of classroom library resources, and one full cycle of iterative redesign of both the curriculum and the modules. The program proposes to serve 100 K-5 teachers, three literacy coaches, three library media specialists and three principals. There will also be 705 student participants, 80% of whom are educationally disadvantaged due to poverty, 213 of whom are students with disabilities, and 47 of whom are ELLs. There are three project sites, all in Jefferson County, Louisville, Georgia: Carver Elementary, Louisville Academy, and Wrens Elementary.


Chilton Independent School District
PR/Award # S215G150075

The goal of this program is to improve school readiness and subsequent academic success in language arts and literacy for children and youth. Activities as part of the Chilton Literacy and Library Opportunities Program (CLLO) will include book distribution (books for students to take home monthly), Renaissance Readers, Little Pirates Listen and Learn, Creating Teachers at Home, Family Literacy Nights, E-Readers for Students, and Parent ESL and GED classes. The entire body of Chilton Independent School District (CISD) 560 students will be served and all activities will take place on the Chilton ISD campus in Chilton, Texas.