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Mrs. Thompson from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need these books so that they can become better readers and improve their literacy skills.

  • $393 goal

This project expired on June 13, 2014.

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My Students

A typical day in our classroom would be where the students are doing a lot of collaborative work with partners. I complete a lot of mini-lessons with students and then give them time to work with a partner and work on their own independently.

The challenge facing my students is that they are 98% English language learners.

This means that they speak a different language at home. The listening center will help them build crucial skills that they need to become proficient with the English language. My students are mainly Hispanic. They attend a school that is one of the language hubs in the district. All of the other schools send their students here if they are acquiring English. We provide special instruction as well as special teaching techniques that help students build their English language skills of both reading and writing.

My Project

These resources will help me to have a variety of book collections, such as the Magic Tree House series, in class that are at the students level of reading. We will use these books both in our Daily 5 and silent reading in class. This is where students travel through 5 centers to practice reading and writing. Daily 5 is a way that I can provide each group of students with specific instruction in the area of greatest need. English language learners need to practice reading a lot in order to become fluent in English themselves. These resources will enable me to give the students much needed extra help with learning to become fluent readers.

My project is so important because it gives my students the skills and strategies necessary to become successful later in life.

If they never learn how to read English, they will struggle to function as a productive member of society when they get older.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD) (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon $17.05 4 $68.20
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 13-16: Vacation Under the Volcano, Day of the Dragon King, Viking Ships at Sunrise, and Hour of the Olympics • Amazon $12.28 5 $61.40
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon $11.28 5 $56.40
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon $11.28 5 $56.40
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon $11.28 5 $56.40

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