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Mr. Preston from Saint Paul MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Readers and Writers

My students need a document camera so that they can see me practicing my writing and thinking as I teach skills to them and high interest books to read.

  • $243 goal

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My Students

My students are hard working, driven, and passionate students who come from across the twin cities area. Each has their own story, their own voice, and each is unique and different. They come from the vast variety of communities bringing the strengths of their lived experiences to share with each other.

Many students in my class are learning to embrace the increased freedom - and the associated responsibilities - of middle school.

Every day in my classroom, my students work on reading, writing, speaking and listening in an effort to develop their voice. They learn to think about the words and thoughts of their peers and welcome the opportunity to advocate for themselves, their communities, and their passions with a conviction that I can only admire.

My Project

In middle school, students are suddenly asked to take on a lot of new responsibility and freedom. Part of this is getting more ambitious projects to write about (using more difficult skills!) and getting more control over what they're reading so they can develop their own interests.

My students love to read and write, but they need a bit of help.

My students struggle to see me process visually when I teach writing skills, especially editing and revising my own work. A document camera will help them see in real time how I think about writing so they can develop these skills.

They also need more high-interest books. My students read for about 4,000 minutes in a school year! They choose their own books and develop interests, but getting new and intriguing books always keeps them coming back to my library and begging to keep reading time going!

Mr. Preston
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ipevo Ziggi-HD Plus High-Definition USB Document Camera (CDVU-06IP) • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior (Book 1 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: From Seeds to Swords (Book 2 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Path of the Diamond (Book 4 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Crafting Alliances (Book 3 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Spy School • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

Materials cost

$173.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.38

Total project goal

$242.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$242.52

2 Donors

-$242.52

Donations toward project cost

-$206.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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