SE Elementary working for reading grant

By Staff
READING Lisa Moody, a third grade teacher at Southeast Elementary School, interacts with students in the Success For All reading program. The students are, from left, Richard Bobby, Magdalena Galvan, Erin Conley, Bubba Smith and Dementris Landrum. If the school is awarded a Barksdale Reading Institute grant, additional money could be available to ensure students are reading at their grade level by the third grade. Photo by Steve Gillespie / The Meridian Star
By Steve Gillespie/staff writer
Feb. 28, 2002
Southeast Elementary School is hoping to receive a grant from the Barksdale Reading Institute to improve the reading skills of students in kindergarten through third grade.
The grant initially would give the school about $400 for every student in kindergarten through third grade; the money would gradually decrease over the four- to five-year life of the grant.
The Barksdale Reading Institute would work with the school over the life of the grant to implement the Mississippi Reading Reform Model which calls for professional development for teachers and extended instructional opportunities for children.
Most of the grant money would go to professional development. A regional reading coordinator with the Institute would train faculty on the reading reform model. Grant money also would buy books and pay tutors.
Even though the school was invited to apply for the grant based on its reading test scores last spring, Southeast still will compete with about 20 other schools for the grant money.
Knight's wife, Denise, who is the Lauderdale County School District's coordinator of federal programs and early childhood education, is writing the grant application. It must be submitted next week.
Denise said there are three major things the district wants to accomplish if it is successful in getting the grant:
Extend instructional opportunities with additional tutorial time during the day and possibly offer extended day, after school and summer programs.
Develop early literacy community partnerships with day cares and Head Start programs.
Offer literacy programs to families of students and blend those programs with the district's already-existing "Parents As Teachers" program that instructs parents how to teach their children at home.
If Southeast Elementary wins a Barksdale grant, the school would focus on students whose reading performance is below their grade level. The school also would rely on assessments of students based on the Success For All reading program that Southeast follows.

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