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Mrs. Principio from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Focus on Fluency

My students need subscriptions to weekly reader, and Time for Kids, practice readers, and literacy centers selected to improve their fluency which will then improve their comprehension.

  • $565 goal

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My Students

Most of my students will enter 1st grade below grade level. This is due to lack of parent support and motivation. My challenge is to not only get them to grade level but to exceed those expectations. The materials requested will help those very low students with fluency and confidence when reading.

My students love coming to school.

It is the place where they know what to expect and what is expected of them. Most of them come from difficult homes where parents don't take an interest in them or their learning. At school I can offer them the foundation they will need throughout their educational career to be successful. They receive structure, love, support and guidance that will help in all academic areas but also when learning social skills. My school is located in an economically depressed community and often time we are not provided with the resources necessary to reach our academic goals.

My Project

Their are many important aspects of teaching literacy in the classroom, but I am focusing on fluency to build comprehension. If a child can read the page fluently, they can focus on building connections with the story and get a deeper understanding of its meaning. My goal is for my students to use these materials to read quickly, accurately and with expression. In my classroom we do not have the materials to develop this skill for early readers. My classroom needs: books to build fluency. I selected decodable, word family fairy tales and weekly readers. This will encourage the students to read by featuring current events, seasonal articles and focusing on our curriculum in a completely different way. All of these materials will help them practice reading to build fluency as well as teacher guides to build fluency. Students will be able to use the requested materials in guided reading groups, centers, whole group instruction and for homework.

This project will give my students the opportunity to build on their fluency with developmentally appropriate materials that will not frustrate them.

Students should be challenged, but not overwhelmed. These materials can be used year after year to build strong readers. I want my students to love reading and with your help, we can accomplish this task!

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Mrs. Principio
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weekly Reader Grade 1 (For Orders of 15 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $3.00 20 $60.00
Edition K - 1 (Grades Kindergarten and 1) Pricing is valid for orders placed after March 2010. After August 15th of current school year, pricing will remain in effect but TIME For Kids reserves the right to prorate issue quantity and free gifts. Only valid for orders in quantities of 10 or more. Orders for less than 10 subscriptions will NOT be fulfilled. • Time for Kids $3.98 20 $79.60
WORD FAMILY TALES BOX SET -- Scholastic Word Family Tales. Box Set • Quill $67.49 1 $67.49
DIFFERENTIATED LITERACY CENTERS -- Scholastic Reading Skills Resources; Differentiated Literacy Centers • Quill $17.99 1 $17.99
VOCABULARY TALES -- Scholastic Vocabulary Tales • Quill $67.49 1 $67.49
BUILDING FLUENCY GRADE 1 -- Evan-Moor. Building Fluency; Grade 1 • Quill $26.09 1 $26.09
FLUENCY PRACTICE MINI-BOOKS, GRADE 1 -- Scholastic Fluency Practice Mini-Books; Grade 1 • Quill $11.51 7 $80.57

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