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Mrs. Corsano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brooklyn Fifth Graders Need Spelling and Grammar Books

The cost of materials to improve fifth-grade language skills--including exercise books, workbooks, and books with word games (twenty-two books and kits in all)--is $309, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $323 goal

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I am a fifth-grade teacher of all subjects in Brooklyn, New York. The school in which I teach is a Title I school in a low-income neighborhood. All of my thirty students are English-language learners. Many of their parents only speak Spanish at home and cannot help them with their homework or read to them. Due to the language barrier, many of my students were only exposed to the English language when they began kindergarten. Most of the children are very poor spellers and do not use proper grammar in their writing. Unfortunately, most of my students are reading at a second- and third-grade reading level even though they are in the fifth grade. These children have never had phonics instruction and grammar work. What we need are materials to use on a daily basis that can help build their phonics ability and awareness and grammatical skills. This is crucial for these students because after this year they will be off to middle school and at that point will not get the type of instruction that they need now. For these reasons, I am requesting a variety of materials to help build these essential skills. These materials include a "Daily Oral Exercises" book with brief oral exercises and assessment tests; a "Fifth Grade Skills" book with essential language lessons and flash cards; grammar workbooks; reading comprehension workbooks; a "Coaching Comprehension" exercise book; and a variety of other workbooks and exercise books. The resources that we are asking for will be used in the classroom every day and as homework assignments on a daily basis. The types of activities include grammar skills such as past and present tense, verbs, homophones, contractions and pronouns. Phonics activities that will help boost word knowledge are word games, making words, comprehension activities, and word blends and digraphs. We would be truly grateful if you will take our proposal into consideration!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading Comprehension & Test Taking Skills • Carson Dellosa $13.99 1 $13.99
Grammar • Carson Dellosa $13.99 1 $13.99
Grammar • Carson Dellosa $13.99 1 $13.99
Essential Skills • Carson Dellosa $13.99 1 $13.99
Reading Comprehension & Test Taking Skills • Carson Dellosa $13.99 1 $13.99
Skills for success word games • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
Daily Oral Language • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
Reaing for understanding (5-6) • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
Reading for understanding • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
skills for success • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
Grammar rules • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
Grammar Rules • Carson Dellosa $11.99 1 $11.99
REaindg acheivment grade 5 • Carson Dellosa $10.99 1 $10.99
Classroom literature circles • Carson Dellosa $9.99 1 $9.99
Real World Comprehension • Carson Dellosa $7.99 1 $7.99
Coaching for Comprehension • Carson Dellosa $6.99 1 $6.99
Coaching for Comprehension • Carson Dellosa $6.99 1 $6.99
Spelling skills • Carson Dellosa $6.99 1 $6.99
Jazz up your journal writing • Carson Dellosa $5.99 1 $5.99
practice makes perfect • Carson Dellosa $2.99 1 $2.99
Practice makes perfect workbooks • Carson Dellosa $2.99 1 $2.99
practice makes perfect writing • Carson Dellosa $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$218.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$264.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.05

Total project goal

$322.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.50

1 Donor

-$304.00

Donations toward project cost

-$265.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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