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Ms. Yancey from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

How to Make Words Come to Life in Reading!

Help me give my students fun activities to do during word work so that we can create another station during reading groups.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

I teach 18 second grade students that are excited to come to school but may be hesitant to go home. They may come from broken families or have lack of support at home. Others have help and have a lot of attention. All of them still need love and learning in their lives.

My class is very diverse in ability and I'd like to reach them all with different tools and strategies to teach them effectively.

This can be difficult to do in a lower income district where not all supplies can be given to each student, like technology. I do my best with what I can so they can be successful in school and take those skills to be responsible and respectful citizens in our community.

My Project

During guided reading rotations, students will be working with new words that are at their individual level. Each student will have be given a task to do with these materials for one of the stations called word work. Students will write the words, spell the words, stamp the words, etc.

I currently don't have the tools to do these things so students aren't interacting with the words.

With fun activities, students can become engaged in the words and enjoy playing with words. Magnetic letters, bananagrams, and stamps will be used for students to write words in a creative way. This keeps their interest and engagement so that they will hopefully remember the words easier. They will see these words in books and learn to spell them in their writing. This will help their reading and writing skills so they can become great readers!

Ms. Yancey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bananagrams • Amazon Business $14.45 5 $72.25
Learning Resources Lowercase Alphabet Stamps • Amazon Business $11.56 5 $57.80
Educational Insights Multicolored AlphaMagnets and MathMagnets, 214 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Avery Carter's Foam Stamp Pad, 2.75 x 4.25 Inch, Black, 1 Pad (21381) • Amazon Business $2.00 1 $2.00

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