2021 Jan Stauber-Sherlock Holmes Literacy Grant Awards
This year we provided grants of up to $750 to eight teachers and librarians to assist them in developing a teaching project to introduce more young people to Sherlock Holmes. Here are the winners for 2021:
2. Marti Brown
Westwood High Schoo, Blythewood, SC
To introduce the Sherlock Holmes unit, students would participate in Sherlock Holmes escape-room game activities in the school library. Students would then be given a brief introduction by the librarian to the world of Sir Author Conan Doyle and his creation, Sherlock Holmes.
3. Shannon Carlisle
Moore Elementary School, Franklin, TN
Grant funding will provide third grade Accelerated Learning students, of Moore Elementary School, with opportunities to read and analyze Sherlockian pastiches while they continue their Sherlockian Training- learning how to be observant, active
participants in their learning, and critical thinkers ... just like the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.
6. Roberta Klein
Read With Me Volunteer Programs, Mirage, CA
This project is a literacy program whose mission is to assist local children from a low income, limited English speaking environment, to develop their full potential by leaning to read, comprehend, and speak English, while understanding that people care about then as individuals. This applicant would also like to encourage people to donate Sherlock Holmes books to give to the students, and to assist them to select age-appropriate Sherlock Holmes books to purchase.
7. Zachary Silverzweig
Tinivy, New York City, NY
TinyIvy creates books and products used by young children to learn to read using a unique method: a series of “TIPS” that allow every word to decoded as easily as a simple CVC word. We are currently launching our business, focusing on teaching this method to kids in schools.
8. Natalie Thiele
Friends of Gilmer Public Library, Glenville, WV
The Friends of Gilmer Public Library want to introduce Gilmer County youth (and adults who wish to participate) to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, inspire them to read, and encourage them to exercise their own observational skills. We also want to provide educational, entertaining, socially-distanced programming for our library and our community.