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Ms. Plaza from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Great Literature Story Because of Winn-Dixie

My project needs 30 copies of the great literature book " Because of Winn-Dixie and also the read along CD of the story to help ESL students with the Literature.

  • $327 goal

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I am teaching third grade in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Edgewater is an extremely diverse area and the students in my class are from various backgrounds making our class a melting pot of different ethnicities. We are in need of materials to better the education of our students. I am an ESL teacher, I teach Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Health.

My school is great. Unfortunately, some materials are not available for our students. For example, good literature stories that I believe as a third grade teacher will benefit the learning of my students. Last year, I had the opportunity to read the story of "Because of Winn-Dixie" as a Read Aloud. My students loved the literature and they wanted to follow along unfortunately my school only had one copy of the book, so therefore it was impossible for the students to read along the story. My students asked me this year if we were going to be reading Because of Winn-Dixie because they heard from their friends about the story last year and they wanted to know if the school was able to purchase the books. Unfortunately the school did not have the funds to purchase this great piece of literature. I explained the situation about not having the books available and they were dissapointed.

I know that this story is great especially for third grade students. It's a great story of friendship that will inspire my third grade students of the importance of reading. I would need 30 copies of this great book and the CD Read Along that will help my ESL students understand the literature better. I have used Read Along CDs and I find it very useful for ESL Students learning of vocabulary and comprehension.

My third grade students really need these materials to better their understanding of great Literature. Having these sets of books will help students with reading and understanding of great literature stories. Also, we will complete a literauture unit that will assess their understanding of the story which will benefit their learning. I know from experience that they will enjoy this book and love it as I do. As a reward for completing the book and literature unit they will see the movie and compare and contrast the book to the movie. this will definitely benefit their learning in third grade.

Ms. Plaza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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CC812 - Because of Winn-Dixie - Book Only • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 30 $179.70
RE927 - Because of Winn-Dixie CD Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $43.50 1 $43.50

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