High Flyin' Reader
All students in the LIFE program have the opportunity to participate in the reading program by completing a daily reading log that's located in the Canvas course "LIFE Family Resources." Students earn their wings by reading 3 or more times a week.
All students that meet the criterion (e.g., "earn their wings") are designated to be "High Flyin' Readers." One is selected, at random, to be the "Featured High Flyin' Reader."
Charleston is a 7-year-old second-grader in Mrs. McCanless' class. He loves school and seeing the other kids in class. He likes to read books about animals.
In addition to reading, Charleston likes to play games in the ULS. He likes to ride in the car, loves to be outside and he likes to fish! Ms. Collins notes, "Charleston has multiple disabilities. He's non-verbal, vision impaired and non-mobile but HE'S ALWAYS HAPPY WITH THE BIGGEST SMILE IMAGINABLE!"
Ms. Collins acknowledges Mrs. McCanless' support, saying, "Charleston has a great teacher, we wouldn't even attempt to do this without her." Mrs. McCanless teaches elementary students in the LIFE program. She's known for her support of students with vision impairments and multiple disabilities through creativity and the use of assistive technology and classroom accommodations. She says, "Charleston is a joy to teach. I love to see him on the camera as his smile lights up my day. He has worked extremely hard for the past few years learning to use a head switch and can now make choices on his communication tablet using his head switch. To see him succeed has been very rewarding. He has a great family who goes above and beyond and works hard to find ways for him to participate as fully as possible in school as well as life. Great Job Charleston! Keep Up the Good Work!"
Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to access digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using GCA credentials via Clever and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device.
What’s great in Sora:
- One-tap borrowing and reading
- Fun reading achievements and avatars
- Quick access to assignments
- Unified experience across devices
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