Clinton City Schools has been busy unpacking books.
Teachers, media specialist and curriculum and instruction personnel had the task of unpacking 910 different titles to equal a sum of 5,460 books. The Leveled Bookrooms at each of the elementary schools will be utilized to support the Daily 5 Literacy Framework.
According to Dr. Kelly Batts, assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, “Over the past several months Clinton City Schools Curriculum and Instruction staff, with input from school administrators, media specialists, and instructional coaches, have explored options to provide an extended leveled bookroom for our three elementary schools.”
A proposal for the purchase was presented to the Board of Education on March 6. Upon the approval from the Board of Education, the bookrooms were ordered through Scholastic. The bookrooms consist of books for kindergarten-sixth grade level, includes 910 titles (5,460 books), and additional Guided Reading Short Reads K-6 for Fiction and Non-Fiction.
The unpacking day was filled with excitement and anticipation of the support these bookrooms will provide our teachers.
“The bookrooms are a needed instructional resource for our teachers to perform daily small group reading instruction,” Batths added. “The bookroom titles cover K-6 grade levels, and align with our existing Daily 5 framework for ELA instruction, as well as our new Global Education Initiative. These books will support guided reading instruction for all students on their individual level of reading.”