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

Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Comprehension Is the Key to Success!

My students need comprehension books and supplies that will enable them to master the skills needed to successfully comprehend what they are reading.

  • $401 goal

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My Students

We need more reading comprehension practice materials! These books have been written in! This book is too hard to understand! This is what my students say when we start our reading comprehension lesson.

My students are a wonderful group of children that have learning disabilities.

I like to think that they just learn differently. They need small group and individualized instruction. They are also on many different reading levels. It is an elementary school in which most of my students are bused in from surrounding areas. They all come from different ethnic backgrounds. Many do not have the support that they need at home.

My Project

The comprehension books, cards and materials will enable my students to have the necessary supplies to help them succeed in reading comprehension. They will learn reading strategies such as identifying the main idea and finding supporting details, fact and opinion, and how to make inferences about what they have read. These books will give my students an opportunity to have various reading materials such as fiction and nonfiction stories on different grade levels. The more they read and practice the skills needed to answer questions, the better they will become at it. They will learn how to go back to a particular reading passage to find an answer and be able to underline it. My students will be eager to share their answers and ideas easily when they use the answer paddles. They will learn how to correctly answer and write short answer responses to questions by using the writing process folders.

These comprehension books and materials will make a significant difference in the lives of my students.

They will learn how to be better readers as well as writers with your help. By supporting this project you are increasing my students chances of success! When students learn differently we need to have the supplies to differentiate their learning experiences.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading Passages That Build Comprehension Grades 4 & up • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.95 1 $39.95
Comprehension Clues Poster & 30 Bookmarks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.95 1 $9.95
Flag It (Vocabulary) Poster & 30 bookmarks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.95 1 $9.95
Reading Comprehension Activities (Grades 3 - 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.95 1 $12.95
Reading Comprehension Activities (Grades 5 - 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.95 1 $12.95
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.95 2 $23.90
Crayola(r) Dry-Erase Markers (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.95 2 $17.90
Dry Erase Answer Paddle 7" x 12" (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.95 1 $34.95
Big Reading Highlight Strips (set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.95 1 $9.95
FF359 - The Writing Process Student Folder - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
CARDS PRACTICE READING COMPREHENSION FACT OR OPINION 3.5-5.0 SET OF 54 • School Specialty Inc. $11.11 1 $11.11
CARDS PRACTICE READING COMPREHENSION CAUSE AND EFFECT 3.5-5.0 SET OF 54 • School Specialty Inc. $11.11 1 $11.11
CARDS PRACTICE READING COMPREHENSION INFERENCE 3.5-5.0 SET OF 54 • School Specialty Inc. $11.11 1 $11.11
BOOK GR 5 READING COMPREHENSION WORKBOOK SET OF 10 • School Specialty Inc. $61.65 1 $61.65

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