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Ms. Potero from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Learn With

Help me give my students books with Reading passages for differentiation, tent cards, Common Core books, and task cards.

  • $229 goal

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My Students

Lively, energetic, and kind are three words I would use to describe our young learners. Every day, they do their best to achieve all that they can. Our students desperately want to be actively involved in what they do in the classroom.

Living in a large city can be difficult for many young children.

My young learners live close to the downtown area in our city. They go to a Title I school where all students receive free breakfast and lunch daily. Their basic food needs, except for dinner, are taken care of, but now they need something to sustain their minds.

My Project

I'm starting a new experience teaching Literacy to the fifth grade. I'm excited about this transition; however, materials are needed to help my students and I as we swim through our year in Literacy.

Reading is essential for both students and teachers.

The books chosen for this project will benefit both the children and me. These books will help me to differentiate the materials for each student. This is essential to the learning process.

The Core Literacy books will guide me as I create our curriculum by following the standards set forth by our school district. Students will benefit from my knowledge of the Core because their lessons will be much richer. Lastly, the Gorilla Tape will help as we place various items up for our Literacy Centers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Your Literacy Standards Companion, Grades 3-5: What They Mean and How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $34.15 1 $34.15
The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 3-5: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $26.79 1 $26.79
The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE Framework • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
Gorilla 6036002 Tough & Clear XL Mounting Tape, 150 inches, Clear • Amazon Business $4.97 4 $19.88
Mastering The 5-paragraph Essay (Best Practices in Action) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
35 Reading Passages for Comprehension: Inferences & Drawing Conclusions • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Avery Place Cards, Laser & Inkjet Printers, 160 Printable Cards, 2 x 3.5 (5302), White • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
C-Line Printer-Ready Scored Name Tent Cards, 11 x 4-1/4 Inches (Folded Size), 8-1/2" x 11" White Cardstock Sheets, Box of 50 (87517) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
100 Task Cards: Text Evidence: Reproducible Mini-Passages With Key Questions to Boost Reading Comprehension Skills • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Scholastic Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 5 • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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