Applicant’s Name: Barbara Fairchild
Project Title: Kindle Fire eReaders: Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Self Motivation in Second Grade Readers
Budget Request: $2,000
With its text-to-speech function, its ability to vary font size, and a built-in dictionary, the Kindle Fire is a product uniquely suited to the needs of second graders, especially those who struggle with reading. The goal of this project is to put this device into the hands of my students on a daily basis and capitalize on these features and the inherent excitement that e-readers bring to the classroom to motivate my students to read, to read more often, and to read with increased fluency and comprehension.