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Mrs. Scott-Trainer from Denver CO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First Graders Need Online Reading Tools and Resources!

My students need access to leveled books at home and at school!

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Arthur C. Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I want my students to believe that reading is magic! Right now, though, they don't feel that way at all. My school does not have enough books to inspire, engage, or adequately instruct my young readers.

My students live and learn in a highly diverse, economically and socially challenged neighborhood in NE Denver.

Ninety-six percent of the students attending our school are receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Most of our students are English language learners, and our school is completely strapped for supplies to meet the needs of providing a modern education for our deserving young students. We do not have enough books, computers, or resources to help stock our classrooms to be the best that they can be... and that is where you can step in and make a difference!

My Project

The resources I am requesting are digital reading tools that are invaluable both in and out of the classroom. Reading A-Z is an amazing website with 30+ books per level, from A all the way to Z. The selections match our Common Core Standards and include opinion texts, persuasive texts, fiction, non-fiction, character study, and skills-focused texts that are not only printable, but projectable! I would be able to use these books in my classroom library, as guided reading texts, print them out for kids to have books at home to practice, and project them to use in our lessons throughout the day. Having instant access to texts that are perfectly aligned with my students' skills, interests, and ability levels would be a very powerful tool indeed! The other request is for a membership to Raz-Kids. This is a companion digital reading program that allows families to access the same books at home so they can practice independently. The students find this program very motivating!

Getting kids excited about books, having them feel like books are 'magic', is incredibly hard to do when you do not have the right tools.

Students today want access to digital resources: they find them rewarding and motivating, and normal in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology. Having this grant funded would give them the 'magic' they are longing for, as well as classroom resources I would use every day to help build my young students into life-long readers. Thank you!

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Mrs. Scott-Trainer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Reading • Learning A-Z $99.95 1 $99.95 • Learning A-Z $94.95 1 $94.95

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