Mrs. Lore Inspires Donations for Books
NH-M Teacher Inspires Donations for Literacy
This is the image for the news article titled NH-M Teacher Inspires Donations for LiteracyNew Holland-Middletown Elementary District 88’s English teacher, Mrs. Caitlin Lore, recently earned funding at DonorsChoose.org for a classroom project called “The Power of Story: Literature Circle Units.”

This project, which significantly increased the size of her junior high high-interest library, supplied nearly $1,000 in student-requested books to the District.  Mrs. Lore, a second year teacher and Literacy enthusiast at NH-M, has been passionate about inspiring students to read.  Some of her unorthodox ideas have included the inclusion of yoga while reading, a modern re-enactment of Shakespearean drama, a mandatory summer reading program where students blogged via social media (Instagram) and a successful pilot of Google Classroom in which students took “book shelfies” (selfies with books).

The teacher who is transforming literacy in western Logan County inspired donations from Illinois, New Jersey, Kansas, Washington state, and others.  To learn more about why these donors supported her project, please visit http:/www.donorschoos.org/project/the-power-of-story-literature-circle-un/1492343.