You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Trower from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Back to Basics

My students need a variety of workbooks for reading and language exercises to give them access to daily practice through in-class work and homework.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students in grades 6th – 8th grade in a public school. Currently our resources are limited and or outdated.

My students dream for the stars.

Yet, aren't readily given the supplies to push them to their potentials and make their dreams come true. They work hard but are lacking the basic skills required of them on standardized tests. If given the resources my students will use them as tools to do their best and improve their understanding.

They need consistent, current, engaging and common core learning materials.

My Project

My students need to understand the foundations of language (vocabulary, parts of speech, and conventions). Many of them lack the basic knowledge of words. However, with these resources students will receive the foundations of language that they are missing or have forgotten.

I will incorporate these resources into my differentiated reading stations for all three grade levels.

The stations that I will incorporate these materials into will be: comprehension, vocabulary and writing. In my vocabulary station I will use the I’m Lovin’ Lit Interactive Vocabulary Notebook, Grades 6 - 8: Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes, grammar and the Daily academic vocabulary resources. In my writing station I can use the text based non fiction writing, daily editing and the 6-traits of writing resources. For my comprehension I will incorporate the daily reading comprehension passages from the resources. I also teach 6th grade writing in which I will use the language fundamentals, 6 traits resources and editing resources even further.

With daily practice it is my hope that the students will be able to use the knowledge they have gained to improve their skills, scores on state tests, self - esteem and incorporate their new understandings into their writing.

Ms. Trower
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Trower is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Language Fundamentals, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Daily Academic Vocabulary, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $29.19 1 $29.19
Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 8 • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $25.53 1 $25.53
Daily 6-Trait Writing, Grade 7 • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 8 • Amazon Business $23.87 1 $23.87
Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 7 • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Text Based Writing: Nonfiction, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Daily Paragraph Editing, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day: 180 Reproducible Prompts and Quick-Writes for the Secondary Classroom • Amazon Business $19.18 1 $19.18
180 Days of Reading for Sixth Grade Easy-to-Use 6th Grade Workbook to Improve Reading Comprehension Quickly, Fun Daily Phonics Practice for 6th Grade Reading (180 Days of Practice) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Building Spelling Skills, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $16.28 1 $16.28
Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 8 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 6 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
180 Days of Writing for Sixth Grade - An Easy-to-Use Sixth Grade Writing Workbook to Practice and Improve Writing Skills (180 Days of Practice) • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Grammar, Grades 7-8, 100 Reproducible Activities • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I’m Lovin’ Lit Practice & Assess: Grammar, Grades 6 - 8 • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Paired Passages, Grade 6 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Grammar, Grades 7 - 8 Essential Practice for Key Grammar Topics • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Reading Comprehension, Grades 7 - 8 (The 100+ Series™) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 7 • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
I’m Lovin’ Lit Interactive Vocabulary Notebook, Grades 6 - 8: Greek and Latin Roots and Affixes • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Reading Comprehension, Grade 6 (Skill Builders) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$398.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.60

Total project goal

$510.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.69

4 Donors

-$266.70

Donations toward project cost

-$230.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$239.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Milwaukee","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4753498],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3441685,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/getting-back-to-basics/3441685/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":120,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Trower","authorIds":{"4753498":{"owner":"Ms. Trower","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3441685],"proposalHash":"-1565718774","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4753498_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1533436358859","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21210006,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjY2MDUy","NjA1MzcwMQ==","MzEwMzk3NA==","NjA0NDQ1MA==","NDc1MzQ5OA=="],"teacherId":4753498,"schoolCounty":"Milwaukee","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WI","name":"Wisconsin"}}