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Ms. Salazar from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Accelerating English Language Development

Help me give my students tools to accelerate their understanding of how the English language works!

  • $821 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of middle schoolers who have been learning the English language for anywhere ranging from 5 months to 2 years. The majority of my students come from Central America and Mexico, and are primarily native Mam and Spanish speakers. Many of them are attending school regularly for the first time in their lives. Several of them are refugees of social and economic turmoil. All of them come to school every day eager to develop their English language skills.

Throughout the day, my students are expected to learn academic content (History, Science, Math, etc) in a language they do not yet fully understand.

Worse, in a few short years, they’ll go off to high school, where the content will only become more complex, and yet because of graduation and college eligibility requirements, English Language Development (ELD) classes are rarely offered. Therefore, in order to be successful, it is imperative that my students leave my ELD class, with a strong foundation not only in the English language itself, but in their ability to access resources and navigate schooling in the U.S.

My Project

Help my students on their journey to becoming proficient in the English language! In order to accelerate their English language development, we are engaging in word and language study versus traditional vocabulary development. In word and language study, students take an inquiry-based approach to learning to recognize patterns and relationships in word formation and meaning. Through word study and play, language learners move away from simply memorizing individual vocabulary words to understanding the ways in which the new language works.

Rather than memorizing a set of 10 new vocabulary words, students will have the ability to recognize 10 new word patterns, which can translate into thousands of new words!

Ms. Salazar
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL584 - English Language Learner Games Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LC135X - English Language Development Skill-Building Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LL575X - English Language Development Activity Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
GG958 - Prefix & Suffix Word Building Tiles - Class Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LC1639 - Magnetic Story Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD233 - Contractions Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP123 - Accountable Talk Reading Discussion Starters - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students • AKJ Education $3.64 8 $29.12
EE821 - Picture It! Daily Comprehension Activities - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$603.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$697.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.05

Total project goal

$820.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$820.35

1 Donor

-$820.35

Donations toward project cost

-$697.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.05

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$0.00

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