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Mrs. G. from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Instruction for English Language Learners in Alaska

Help me give my students leveled reading books with story vocabulary and language they can understand and enjoy!

  • $1,266 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in Anchorage, Alaska and we have a very diverse student population. My students speak Hmong, Tagalog, Lao, Spanish, Urdu and Yupik in addition to other languages.

Many of my students live in a local trailer park, receive free breakfast and lunch at school and often do not have a rich literacy environment at home.

Their parents may or may not speak English or be able to read with them in English. They are also the sweetest, kindest kids I know and they make me love coming to school each day! These children work very hard and our school is a safe, nurturing place for them. I want to give them every opportunity to become literate in English.

My Project

My school just lost Title I funding this year--not because our student population became less needy, but because the funding criteria changed. This makes serving our students more challenging than ever! My 3rd grade students need small group guided reading experience so they can learn to believe in themselves as readers. It's vital to get my students reading in school as much as possible because many of them don't get literacy practice at home. They need books they can read at an instructional level but do not overwhelm with unfamiliar vocabulary. The Rigby PM readers are perfect for English Language Learners because they offer engaging stories with supportive decoding clues, controlled introduction of sight words and consistent language structures--so important for children learning English! I've been teaching for over 20 years and have used these materials in other school districts, but in my current school in Alaska, we have a very limited supply of Rigby PM books. I received some lower level Rigby books from my first DonorsChoose project this past spring and I'm happy to say that the kids loved them and now they need some harder text levels! Ideally, my students should be reading 2-3 new guided reading books a week. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Mrs. G.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Toby and the Accident • AKJ Education $8.00 4 $32.00
The Fishing Trip • AKJ Education $8.00 4 $32.00
Biggest Fish, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Work Helicopter • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rebecca and the Concert • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Toby and B.J. • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Toby and the Big Tree • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Sarah and the Barking Dog • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Toby and the Big Red Van • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Saving Hoppo • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Look Out • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Collection Individual Student Edition Turquoise (Le • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Plus Turquoise-Come Back, Pip • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Plus Turquoise-Danger in the Parking Lot • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Fox and the Crow • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Tricking the Tiger • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Clubhouse • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Collection Individual Student Edition Gold (Levels • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Collection Individual Student Edition Gold (Levels • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Ant and the Grasshopper • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Snow on the Hill • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Flying Fish, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Flood, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Little Red Bus, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Candlelight • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Try Again Hannah • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Tornado • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Plus Individual Student Edition silver (Levels 23-24) Adventure in the Hills • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Charlie's Great Race: Silver Levels 23-24 • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Survivors In the Frozen North • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Surprise for Zack • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Hut In the Old Tree: Turquoise Levels 17-18 • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
The Cabin in the Hills Rigby Pm Collection Turquoise • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Stars: Green Telling the Truth • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Island Picnic, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Rescue, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Stars: Green Little Chimp and Buffalo • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction After the Flood • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Three Little Pigs, The • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Rigby PM Platinum: Green Fiction Pepper's Adventure • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36
Cats • AKJ Education $5.84 4 $23.36

Materials cost

$998.40

Vendor shipping charges

$17.00

State sales tax

$14.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,075.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$189.77

Total project goal

$1,265.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,265.13

1 Donor

-$1,265.13

Donations toward project cost

-$1,075.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.77

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$0.00

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