Special Education teachers gifted new literacy kits

Region One, a service center established by the state of Texas, surprised Harlingen CISD teachers this week with new resources for their students.

Harlingen CISD special education teachers began receiving the new literacy kits. The free kits include “Sight-Word Bingo” and “5-Minute Vocabulary” as well as the following directions game “Star. Power. Premier.” 

The classroom activities created by Lakeshore learning help students grow their vocabulary and reading comprehension.

“I feel excited because our kids can continue learning and improving their literacy abilities,” said Joanna Gonzalez, a Coakley Middle School special education teacher. “We are always looking for different ways to teach. We use a lot of visuals for reading comprehension.”

The new special education classroom kits contain hands-on activities designed to meet the needs of students’ goals. The fun and interactive activities will be used to advance the reading abilities of all students in special education and life skills classrooms. 

“This is truly a wonderful gift for our teachers and students,” said Julie Acosta, an intervention specialist at HCISD. “Our teachers are excited, and it makes them feel good because they get to incorporate these new and different activities in their classrooms.”

All Harlingen CISD special education teachers will receive the educational games and learning tools provided by the Edinburg-based Region One Education Service Center.

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