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Mr. Del Toro from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Reading Sources to Meet Curriculum Goals and Proficiency Standards!

Help me give my students a quality education. My students need engaging and current reading materials like the novel I am Malala, Scholastic's Science Spin and Time's Edge that meet the demands of the 6th grade curriculum.

  • $995 goal

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My Students

My school is located near downtown Salt Lake City. The neighborhood that surrounds our school is rich in culture and diversity. Many working families live there, many just getting by paycheck to paycheck. Our students are among the most impoverished in the area. Because our school is centrally located in an inner city part of town, the needs are vast and my power of influence can reach an eclectic group of learners from different cultural, socio-economic, and educational needs.

The achievement gap is real here, and these students deserve the best resources out there.

Less than a third of my students met proficiency state standards. Budgets limit the funds available to provide all the necessary materials each classroom needs to create a learning center of high quality teaching tools. Effective teaching tools engage students and helps them meet learning goals! That is why our students need your support.

My Project

Up-to-date curriculum is an investment districts have to think twice about. Currently, my district does not provide an official and current curriculum to teach Science and Social Studies since the state is adopting new standards to address these subjects effectively. Textbook selection that meets these new standards takes time, and leaves educators with limited and outdated resources to meet the demands of the grade level objectives today.

Interesting, well developed, current and inspiring reading sources will engage all students in the classroom to reach reading, writing, science, and social studies goals.

These materials will inspire our students to pursue careers in math and science, become more informed citizens, and become life long learners.

Magazines like Science Spin and Time's Edge will supplement other online resources to teach the Science and Social Studies 6th grade content in a meaningful way through current cutting edge developments. The I am Malala novel will not only be a source of literature and provide social consciousness these students need, but will put social issues in perspective through a real life case study. These materials will also be used by students for years to come, widening the impact these resources will have in the community.

Mr. Del Toro
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 26 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $8.02 25 $200.50
SuperScience, Grades 3 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.49 25 $187.25
NEW! TIME Edge for Grades 6+ - Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $6.74 25 $168.50
HP 55A (CE255A) Black Original Toner Cartridge for HP LaserJet Enterprise 525 P3015 HP LaserJet Pro M521 • Amazon Business $153.99 1 $153.99
TRUE IMAGE 1 Pack Compatible for C4127X 27X Toner Cartridge for HP Laserjet 4050 4000 4000N 4050N 4050TN 4000SE 4000T 4000TN 4050DN 4050T 4050SE Printer (Black) • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
A Kid's Guide to Latino History More Than 50 Activities • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Yes! We Are Latinos Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
The First Moon Landing • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
U.S. Landforms • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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