Every child receives 5 books during a school year. Impact: Children build a personal connection with the most sought after children’s books. The books we provide are cherished by children over their lifetime.
Every book is brought home by the child.Impact: The child brings their own copy of the book home to create or add to their own home library. This practice fosters the critical home-school reading connection.
Teachers receive professional development and instructional materials to implement and manage the SBT literacy program. Impact: Teachers receive everything they need to implement the SBT program and learn how to motivate children to love books and love to read.
Teachers introduce, read and expose all the story elements within an instructional setting.Impact: This practice creates the love of reading in children. Children know the storyline and reread the story over and over.
Children complete mini books in class with their teacher and bring the books home to share with their parents. Impact: The mini books target essential comprehension skills to help children become better readers. When the books are brought home, parents understand and reinforce the essential skills at home. Again, fostering a home school literacy connection.
A classroom collection of books are kept in the classroom as a model for creating a books collection and reference tools for children and teachers to and utilize on a daily basis. Impact: Children understand and value books and have quality books to reference and reread over and over at school and home.