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Ms. Pursley from Rawlins WY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Kids Reading With Books!

Help me give my students engaging books and materials that will motivate them to to read and write in English because learning English is difficult and these materials will make it easier for them.

  • $649 goal

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My Students

I am the ELL teacher for grades 2-5 at a Title I school. I have 65 students on my roster who come from various countries around the world. My class includes Native American, Hispanic, Indian, Somolian, and Chinese students. Our school is a Title I school because a large population of students come from low income households, including my students. Many of my students live in multi-family homes. We live in a very isolated city in Wyoming that does not provide many employment opportunities. My students face challenges everyday that are unique to them because they come from households that do not speak English. ELL students require additional time and resources to become as proficient as their English speaking peers.

Funding this project will put books into the hands of students that are learning to read English as a second language.

Many of my students are fleeing political corruption, violence, and poverty in their home countries. As an ELL teacher, I teach them vital skills for success that include Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in English. The materials that I have requesting funding for will provide materials that are specifically designed to educate ELL students.

My Project

These books and materials that I have requested will make reading enjoyable for my ELL students. The book sets have exciting subjects with great visuals that add meaning to the words in the text. These specific book sets are differentiated for struggling readers, but provide age appropriate pictures and subjects. This prevents older ELL students from being embarrassed about reading low level books.

Books sets allow each student to have their own copy of the book in their hands.

My ELL students will gain a deeper understanding of the words on the pages by matching them with the pictures in these award-winning books. The selected books focus on difficult comprehension skills such as main idea and drawing conclusions.

Ms. Pursley
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 65 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clouds • AKJ Education $7.26 10 $72.60
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
Little Rock Nine (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 6 $59.70
Killer Flood (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 6 $47.70
Amos & Boris • Amazon Business $7.89 6 $47.34
Ace Creations 9 Inch Poly Vinyl Spot Markers – for Training and Drills – Set of 24 – Four of Each Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Blue, and Yellow • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Area 51 (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 4 $39.80
Blizzard (Heights) • Amazon Business $7.95 5 $39.75
48x78 World Classic Premier Wall Map Mega Poster Laminated • Amazon Business $32.90 1 $32.90
Staples Hype Stick Highlighters, Chisel, Assorted, 5/Pack (29349) • Staples Advantage $3.19 10 $31.90
The Dark Fire of Doom (Dark Man: Blue) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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