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Mrs. Gonzalez from Henderson NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On is Minds-On Reading Comprehension Construction Kit

My students need the following items to create a hands-on reading comprehension kit to utilize during their independent reading time.

  • $185 goal

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My Students

My first grade students are ages six to seven. Throughout the school year they focus on reaching individualized learning goals in reading. Reading is a key component because it sparks their curiosity and they completely immerse themselves during reading time.

In the beginning of the school year they learn the foundations of reading by reading books at their level.

These reading foundations builds a bridge to help them with comprehension skills. As they learn how to apply reading strategies independently, students began to connect ideas, stories, expand their vocabulary, and learn the power of reading!

My Project

Hands-on is minds-on! Research has shown that children learn by applying all their senses in the world. Therefore when you combine reading activities through talking, listening, and manipulating objects, children's minds are activated with curiosity and become engaged.

The requested materials will enhance my first graders reading comprehension skills by creating a "Reading Comprehension Construction Kit".

They will use the pencil box to store the materials needed to build and explain reading components during independent reading time. The Reading Comprehension Construction Kits will include building blocks (legos), craft sticks with velcro and with magnet coins attach, pattern blocks, and dominos. Each material will be use for a specific comprehension skill.

The use of building blocks (legos) will target "retelling". Students will retell the important story events in order from beginning to end. Students will stack up six legos, one lego at a time as they share each event.

The use of dominoes is to target "cause and effect". Students will use two dominoes to explain the cause, and push the cause dominoes to explain the effect.

The pattern blocks targets "character traits" and "author's purpose". Students will describe and explain a character from the story by sharing six traits using six triangles to create a hexagon. Students will also use one hexagon and three rhombus pattern blocks to state the author's purpose and explain how the author persuades, informs, and entertains.

Lastly, the use of craft sticks will be use to "compare and contrast" topics and share the "main idea" with supporting details. Students will stick two craft sticks using the magnets together to explain the similiarities, and then pull the magnets apart to tell how the topics are different.

The Reading Comprehension Construction Kits are simple, but effective for students to learn, apply, and enhance comprehension skills hands-on!

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

This project will reach 25 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Box Blueberry • Teachers' School Supply $2.49 13 $32.37
Learning Resources - Pattern Blocks Plastic 1cm 250/pk • Teachers' School Supply $24.99 1 $24.99
Creative Kids Building Blocks Set For Kids & Children - Includes 1200 PCS - 14 Different Shapes, Assorted Colors & Sizes, Storage Bag, CE Certified & Non-Toxic - Ages 6 + • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Foam Dominoes Black • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 1 $5.99
MAGNETIC COINS • Teachers' School Supply $4.49 1 $4.49
Chenille Kraft Company - Craft Sticks Assorted Colors • Teachers' School Supply $2.69 1 $2.69

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