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Mrs. Cavallaro from Houston TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Literacy!

My students need supplemental materials such as flash cards, books, and charts to improve their reading comprehension and writing skills and materials to more effectively implement small group instruction.

  • $736 goal

This project expired on March 23, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin.

My 5th grade students come from high poverty with many living well below the poverty line.

A lot of my students are at risk and may not have all the tools necessary to be successful. We cater to a high Hispanic population where English is the second language to most. They are sweet, energetic, outgoing and enthusiastic - and more than two thirds of them enter 5th grade reading significantly below grade level.

My Project

The resources I am requesting are reading comprehension materials such as high interest reading passages, graphic organizers, a variety of nonfiction and fiction texts and intervention activities that I will be able to better implement when working with my lower performing students during small group instruction. I am also requesting writing supplies to help my English Language Learners become more fluent in their writing.

The majority of my students come from homes with no books, no supplies, and no support.

I am not only their teacher, but also their counselor, mother and most importantly, their biggest fan. With so many of them entering 5th grade two or more grade levels below, it is my job as an educator to make sure that they have the means necessary to succeed. Your donation will help not just the students this year, but students in the years to come become more proficient in Reading and Writing.

Mrs. Cavallaro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I. Storyworks , Grades 3-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $6.99 10 $69.90
HH316 - Ready-To-Go Vocabulary Station • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LL863 - 5-Minute Vocabulary Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG373 - Capture the Flag: Reading Comprehension Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GG372 - Main Street Shopping: Main Idea Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GG371 - Hazard Mountain: Inference Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
BD124 - Poems for Building Reading Skills - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
DD304 - Developing Comprehension Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
FF213 - Small-Group Nonfiction Comprehension Folders - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
FF740X - High-Interest Intervention Reading Folders - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00
GG931 - Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
JJ864 - Flip-To-Learn Revising & Editing Guide • Lakeshore Learning $4.99 7 $34.93
DD728 - Developing Writing Skills Magnetic Teaching Charts • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
LL390X - Read About... Biography Comprehension Cards • Lakeshore Learning $55.00 1 $55.00

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