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Mr. Phillips from Elk Grove CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Center

My students need iPads, iPad stands, books, and common core reading lesson plans, to help make our guided reading experience richer and more engaging.

  • $770 goal

This project expired on January 10, 2016.

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My Students

Every morning, we start with our literacy choice time. The children search the classroom library for books that grab their interest, and then dive in! That is my time to pull students to work with me in order to develop a true passion for reading.

I have an amazing group of kindergarten and first grade students who are just beginning to develop a love of reading.

They are a wonderful mix of children from very diverse backgrounds who have considerably different levels of reading experience. Some bring favorite books from home to share with the class, while others are amazed at the idea of owning a book of their very own.

My Project

Our goal is to raise funds for a set of six iPads to use for our guided reading center. With the help of bakes sales and garage sales, we have been able to purchase two refurbished iPads so far. I am hopeful that, with these iPads, the children will each have access to a copy of the same book for us to explore as a group, as I guide them to a deeper appreciation and understanding of the story. The iPads will allow us to have access to multiple copies of hundreds of different stories without the cost or storage issues connected with traditional books. The Reading Strategies book, and the Common Core Companion will assist me in creating lessons that have the strongest possible impact on these kids and their reading skills.

Donations to this project will help me do my part to create a generation of life-long readers.

The iPads and lessons will be instrumental in giving these children access to so many stories that they otherwise might not have been able to explore. But, not only THIS group of children! These materials will be used again and again, year after year, to help build a love of reading, and strong literacy skills. Literacy skills that may one day open up the world for all those kids.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air MD788LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) • Amazon Business $353.00 1 $353.00
I Can Read All-Time Favorites 16-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $38.48 2 $76.96
Beanpad for iPad (Gen 3) and iPad 2 - Black • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $41.54 1 $41.54
The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades K-2: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $32.59 1 $32.59

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