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Ms. Henry from Cambridge MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enriched Texts

My students need 12 Kindle Fires and cases for access to enriched texts provided by electronic readers.

  • $1,956 goal

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My Students

In order to overcome reading deficits, struggling readers need texts that they can read. All day long.

My students are just discovering that reading can be this engaging.

Through Readers' Workshop, each of the struggling readers in my class will read up to 40 books this year, but they need a diverse library in order to accomplish this goal. My students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with substantial reading deficits, and come from all over Boston, in order to get a free education from our school. We are a charter school that provides structure and fundamental academic preparation in order to get students to college. More specific to the students I work with daily, many come with reading deficits of three to four grade levels. They bring joy and energy to class, but also histories of repeated academic failures. They struggle with reading and this affects every aspect of their life.

My Project

Current reading research clearly shows that students who are behind need to read a lot (increase their volume of reading), and have texts that are at their level. Additionally, student choice needs to factor into this equation. The course that I am currently teaching seeks to hit these aims. Students are reading quite a bit of diverse texts and getting individualized instruction in reading. And yet, our puny library is not supporting their newfound joy in reading. Your donation will buy a set of 12 Kindles and cases to be used by my students.

These Kindles will house enriched texts of all levels, and serve to get my students texts in their hands, at a level they can read, all day long.

My students need to become better readers. My class is designed, based on research, in order to do this. I need your help to get leveled, diverse texts that each of my kids needs into my classroom.

Ms. Henry
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fire HD 6, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Black • Amazon Business $114.00 12 $1,368.00
Fire HD 6 Slim Case (2014 model), Black, Nupro, Slim Fitted Standing Case, Protective Cover (4th Generation: 6") • Amazon Business $19.99 12 $239.88

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