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Mrs. Duggan from W Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy and Collaboration for ELLs

Help me give my students center supplies to foster literacy skills and peer collaboration.

  • $614 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are nothing short of inspiring. All of them are English language learners with a wide range of English language abilities. Many are refugees who have never had the opportunity to attend school before or have had many interruptions to their educational experiences. They love coming to school and truly appreciate the opportunities they are afforded here. After fleeing unimaginable circumstances at such a young age, they place a very high value on their educations. They are determined, resilient, and thirst for new knowledge every day.

Our student body represents more than 30 countries and speaks over 25 different languages.

The four most common languages are Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Nepali. Our school community thrives on this diversity as students simultaneously learn about American culture and the many cultures they all represent. We are a community dedicated to celebrating each other's differences in order to build more compassion and understanding in the lives of those around us.

Statistically, 85% of our population is considered high needs with 70% defined as economically disadvantaged and over 65% of the students speak a first language other than English.

My Project

My students participate in literacy centers every day as part of our reading block. During these centers, students are actively involved in activities to improve their ability to read words quickly and accurately. While students are completing these centers, I am able to pull small groups to provide targeted instruction based on observed needs. Because these centers are completed every day, I need a variety of resources to maintain student engagement and interest.

All of my students are ELLs so continued practice with building and breaking apart words is essential for their decoding skills.

The requested materials will help provide them with the practice they need with letter sound relationships. The four Classroom Magnetic Letter Kits will be used collaboratively as students build words that follow our weekly phonics patterns. The Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders will help students fluently read short vowel words while the Twist & Turn 4-Letter Word Builders can support higher-leveled readers with long vowel words. The Can-Do Reading Games Grade 1-2 Complete Set includes eight easy to play games that reinforce essential skills, like vowel sounds and sight words. Finally, the Roll and Write Word Game will allow students to utilize all of the skills they practiced in the other centers as they build and sound out words across a variety of spelling patterns.

These materials will be a huge asset to my students as they continue to build their decoding skills. With your support, my students will have the opportunity to develop reading fluency in English. Thank you for considering to donate to our classroom!

Mrs. Duggan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96
HH410X - Can Do! Reading Games - Gr.1-2 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DD314 - Twist & Turn 4-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
DD316 - Twist & Turn 3-Letter Word Builders - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
RR207 - Roll & Write Word Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$483.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$521.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.97

Total project goal

$613.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$613.14

2 Donors

-$426.00

Donations toward project cost

-$362.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.90

match offer

-$187.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.07

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$0.00

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