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Mrs. O. from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Essential Literacy Needs for K-2 English Language Learners

Help me give my students research-based and highly engaging activities to build phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension skills.

  • $835 goal

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My Students

Our students are majority English Language Learners who speak only Spanish at home. They have little literacy support and resources at home and school is usually the only place they read or write.

They are dedicated to learning English and always do their best.

Our students are participating in a pilot Literacy Program that allows for 120 minutes of literacy instruction in their school day. They are eager to work towards becoming strong readers and writers and love reading books to learn about the world.

My Project

The students in our school are 100% free and reduced lunch and majority English Language Learners. They are behind in their literacy learning as they begin school not knowing any English and have to learn the sounds and the academic vocabulary of the English language before they can learn how to read.

We have recently learned that Michigan has ranked LOWEST in the Nation for child literacy proficiency.

Our school has worked tirelessly this year to improve the structures and strategies we use to teach literacy to our K-2 students. We are in need of support to supply students with engaging activities that hold their attention and keep them excited about learning how to read.

I am asking for hands-on center activities, manipulatives (magnetic letters and word work activity stations) for teachers to use in their small groups, and interesting text sets for teachers to read with their students.

Mrs. O.
Grades PreK-2
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 210 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC926 - Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 6 $269.94
FF422 - Word Work Activity Stations • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 3 $209.97
LC148 - Magnetic Word Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $71.04 1 $71.04
The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K-2 • AKJ Education $28.13 1 $28.13

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