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Mrs. Williamson from Alexandria VA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Improving Literacy in First Grade

I need research based books, like Patterns of Power, to guide my literacy instruction.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

My school is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are a Responsive Classroom School, believing that a quality education for every student is based on the foundation of a safe and joyful learning community. My school enjoys a reputation for having a strong academic program, a talented faculty and involved parents and guardians.

My class consists of 24 amazing students and come from diverse backgrounds.

I am a part of a larger school that consists of four other first grade classrooms.

My Project

Funding of this project would allow me to acquire and develop a robust collection of professional development books in my school and lay the groundwork for encouraging a a love of reading and writing in our students. I am asking for resource materials, which include research-based reference books for educators and teacher activity guides. These books would expand my knowledge of literacy instruction.

Great teachers never stop learning.

As I learn from these materials and am able to share the books and resources with other teachers I hope to reach ALL the students in our building and collaboratively contribute to their success as learners.

Mrs. Williamson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5 • Amazon Business $48.14 1 $48.14
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion • Amazon Business $43.79 1 $43.79
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 2 $25.28
Printworks White Cardstock, 67 lb, 96 Bright, SFI Certified, Perfect for School and Craft Projects, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 70 Sheets (00550) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90

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