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Mrs. Stoyko from Spokane WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Closing the Gap

Help me give my students leveled fiction and non-fiction text sets so they can learn to analyze, compare/contrast, and read to gain new knowledge!

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My room fills with a joyful chorus of excitement every time I announce that it is time to read! I have the privilege of teaching 25 4th graders who love to get lost in books and voraciously devour them. They excitedly share recommendations with classmates and scour the library shelves for the next great adventure.

My students range in reading levels from early 2nd grade to high school!

This creates a wonderful opportunity for diversity in dialogue, but poses some challenges in meeting this wide range of needs.

My Project

This project will allow my emerging readers to practice new reading skills and strategies at levels that are just right for them.

Reading success comes with access to texts of all types.

I have intentionally selected a span of guided reading levels to support small group intervention in my classroom. With a diverse span of reading readiness, ranging from 2nd to 9th grade, comes the need for a diverse span of text levels. Although students choose their texts for independent reading, they need at-level, high-interest instructional materials in order to make the most growth possible.

I am including both fiction and non-fiction texts so students can apply high-level thinking strategies to texts they can access with confidence. These resources will move my emerging readers from a place of frustration to a land of confidence and growth!

Mrs. Stoyko
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Things Work - Popular Curriculum Themes (Level N) (6 Books) • AKJ Education $42.60 3 $127.80
Level K - Explore Biomes F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $33.62 3 $100.86
Level L - Space Adventures F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $33.62 3 $100.86
Level M - Count on Math F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $33.62 3 $100.86

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