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Mrs. Palacio from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Reading and Writing Through a Novel Study!

My students need a class set of The Island of the Blue Dolphins to study a powerful Native American narrative, which will also enhance their reading and writing skills.

  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a school where many of the students receive free or reduced lunches. Many of them have yet to experience being outside of their community and face many hardships, but they always come to school with a smile on their face.

My students are vibrant, creative, hard working, inquisitive, and they love to learn!

Their eyes just light up when they are given fun and engaging activities that enhance their learning. They are eager to learn and always try their best in everything they do.

My Project

This novel highlights the story of a young Native American girl that encounters many obstacles. This story will also be integrated with our Social Studies unit on Native American culture. In addition to learning about Native Americans, this novel will be used to teach reading comprehension strategies that is extremely important for students. Students will be able to make predictions, summarize, make connections, use context clues, make inferences, and draw conclusions from the reading.

This powerful story will be a wonderful resource in helping students learn crucial reading comprehension strategies.

The easel pads and clipboards will be a very useful resource when reading and collaborating on the carpet. I will use the easel pads for creating anchor charts and while modeling specific reading/writing strategies and examples. The clipboards help students practice my teaching point right away while they are on the carpet.

Mrs. Palacio
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $6.39 32 $204.48
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads (561), Yellow Lined Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75

Materials cost

$273.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.74

Total project goal

$391.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.62

4 Donors

-$373.98

Donations toward project cost

-$332.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

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$0.00

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