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Ms. Diaz from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help English Learners Develop Their Literacy Skills!

My students need many read-along books.

  • $1,576 goal

This project expired on March 2, 2017.

This project expired on March 2, 2017.

My Students

I teach students who have recently arrived to the country how to speak English and how to develop their English literacy skills. I teach at an urban middle school in San Francisco, and my students come from all over the world and they have diverse needs; however, they all need to build their English literacy skills!

Working with this population of students is challenging because they come from diverse educational backgrounds and they have varying English language skills.

Some of my students speak absolutely no English when they arrive while others have some knowledge of English. Finding materials that they can access is always a challenge!

My Project

At our school, we value literacy skills and expect all of our students to find just right books to read every day. All English teachers at my school designate classroom time for independent reading. Because I want my English Language Learners to have the same experiences as their peers in the general education classroom, I require them to read as well. I believe that reading every day will help develop their literacy skills both in English and in their native language. However, I have many reluctant readers and my hope is to create a listening station that will engage them. Because they are still learning the language, I am asking for lower level books so that students do not get frustrated and give up on reading.

The donation of audio books will improve my classroom because I will be able to offer students an alternative way of reading.

Some of them can't sit still to read for 20 minutes, but they can when I read a story to them. So, I believe that they will be engaged by listening to stories being read to them. Also, they will be able to follow along with the words and listen to how the words are being pronounced in English.

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Ms. Diaz
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE206X - Favorite Picture Book Read-Alongs - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $215.00 1 $215.00
RE209X - Leveled L-N Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $209.00 1 $209.00
RE208X - Favorite Picture Book Read-Alongs - Set 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
RE370X - The Magic School Bus Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
RE250X - Fairy Tales Read-Alongs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $155.00 1 $155.00
RE855X - Informational Text Read-Alongs - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
RE258 - Red Riding Hood Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
RE758 - Tacky the Penguin Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $38.50 1 $38.50
RE856 - Ants Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50

Materials cost

$1,183.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$108.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,339.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$236.39

Total project goal

$1,575.93

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

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