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Ms. Maitland from Washington DC is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading For Meaning

My students need a table to engage in meaningful, targeted guided reading instruction!!

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading has never been an enjoyable activity for my students. All of my students are between 7 and 10 years behind grade level!! They need a comfortable, interactive space (i.e., activity table) to engage in meaningful reading instruction targeted to their individual needs.

My students are enthusiastic and eager to learn, yet highly hesitant.

They attend a Title I, public high school in a neighborhood characterized by high levels of poverty and violence. Despite their seemingly endless commute to school, they come early to class ready to learn. Coupled with their enduring reality is a differing ability label which places them as targets in the school, both inside and outside the classroom. My classroom is a space where they feel safe to take learning risks.

My Project

As my mission is to build a physically, mentally, and emotionally safe classroom, I am requesting a piece of furniture that can help foster such a culture. This semester I have begun intensive guided reading groups fit with color-coded folders and engaging reading activities. However, what I lack is an interactive space conducive to the needs of this instructional strategy. As shown in the photograph, the rickety, decade-old desks my students occupy do not provide the necessary space to fully delve into the reading lesson and materials. Many times instructional time is lost because a book or a vocabulary card falls on the ground as I attempt to interact with four different, wobbly desks. In order to guide my students toward increased reading ability AND enjoyment, I need the physical space to do so.

Please help me purchase a stable table to enable my students to be able to understand that their label will not hold them back from gaining meaning from a good fable!

Let's guide the next generation's sense of reading for meaning.

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Ms. Maitland
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE ACTIVITY 60''X66'' HORSESHOE SCHOLAR CRAFT LT OAK THERMOFUSE TOP 2140 LEGS W/ BLACK EDGE/UPPER LEG • School Specialty Inc. $240.07 1 $240.07

Materials cost

$240.07

Vendor shipping charges

$24.01

State sales tax

$14.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$312.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.07

Total project goal

$367.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$367.15

7 Donors

-$232.00

Donations toward project cost

-$197.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.80

match offer

-$135.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.27

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$0.00

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