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Mr. Steger from Milwaukee WI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Reading Workshop to Life.

My students need 36 pair of headphones, 33 engaging books for the classroom library and 24 pair of scissors.

  • $628 goal

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My Students

My learners are passionate and eager to learn about the world around them through personalized learning. Our classroom is designed to meet the needs of all learners through differentiated small group instruction, learning from others, technology driven, learner choice, goal setting, and assessment.

My learners are independent, who know how to self-advocate for their learning.

We work together to create and accomplish short and long-term learning goals throughout the school year. I can't express how much I love working with my students. They are simply wonderful individuals.

My Project

I am asking for a variety of materials that will enhance and support reading workshop in my classroom. The goal of my project is to continue to update our classroom library with engaging books and having the resources needed for our learner to work independently. The 14 biographies will be used to promote the reading of nonfiction text in the classroom. It will also support a biography genre study project in which learners will read biographies. They will read this biographies and create research project about their findings. The 24 scissors will help learners to be able to construct projects, cut their weekly spelling words, and be used in our learning activities that require cutting. The 36 pair of headphones will be used for reading intervention time. Learners need headphones to support this computer-based reading program. There are also many other reading activities and games that support learning that require headphones. With headphones, I am able divide my class into small groups to give instruction, while others maybe doing an intervention time or reading choice on the computer. Finally, the 18 Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants book will be used for independent reading options for my learners. These books are in high demand. They are always checked out in our classroom library. We need more copies and some need to be replaced.

Reading Workshop is a teaching practice that promotes a love for reading through mini-lessons, guided reading, and independent practice of reading and reading related activities.

Teaching reading becomes far more effective when you have the materials to allow students to work independently during your literacy block. These allows me to teach in small groups that are differentiated by ability. Learners then are able to receive meaningful instruction at their level. This makes school more enjoyable and productive for all our learners.

Mr. Steger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12-Pack ED1TC Insitutional Headphones for Schools, Libraries and Training Departments • Amazon Business $90.93 3 $272.79
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Blades, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $37.70 1 $37.70
The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Leif Erikson? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $4.52 1 $4.52
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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