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  • $298 goal

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Ms. Litten
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Inspiring Minds Through Reading

My students need high-interest, short stories to engage them and motivate them to read.

My Students

Remember the first time you loved a book so much you couldn't put it down? My 6th graders haven't been touched by the love of reading yet because they have never been able to read an at-grade-level book. Mostly, they feel frustrated when they read because it is impossible for them to understand.

Our school is located in Florida.

We are a high poverty school with most of our students on the free and reduced price lunch plan. Due to a large decrease in public funding, our resources to enhance the core curriculum and grade level content are extremely limited.

My Project

With the workbooks of high interest short stories you will be donating to my classroom, my students will be able to read and understand at their level. Since the resources include a CD, I will be able to make duplicate copies so they will be able to work in centers and small reading groups to check their understanding with their peers. Also, with the workbooks on reading strategies they will be able to understand what good readers do when they read and apply it to all of their subject areas. Little by little they will catch up to grade level reading because these workbooks are at their level and make reading fun and interesting. They shut down when faced with long texts and novels. This will encourage them. They will feel empowered and their self-esteem will be raised.

A little inspiration and motivation goes a long way.

My students need to see that they can read, even if not at grade level yet, they will feel the first taste of success through these classroom resources. I dream of the day when they will fall in love with a book and not be able to put it down...just like I did when I was their age.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shell Education - Comprehensive And Critical Thinking Gr 6 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
Critical Thinking Press - Daily Mind Builders Language Arts Gr 5-12 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Gr 6 Document-based Questions For Read Comprehen & Critical Thinking • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $14.99 1 $14.99
Lorenz Corporation / Milliken - Two Sides To Every Story • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $14.95 1 $14.95
Teacher Created Resources - Mysteries For Writing & Critical Thinking Gr 4-8 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $11.99 1 $11.99
Gr 5-6 Reading Comprehension & • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $49.00 1 $49.00
Reading Comprehension Gr 6 Test • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $12.99 1 $12.99
Teacher Created Resources - Strategies That Work Reading Essent • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $16.99 1 $16.99
Shell Education - Texts For Fluency Practice Gr 4-8 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $16.99 1 $16.99
Classroom Complete Press - Reading Response Forms Grs 5-6 • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$197.83

Vendor shipping charges

$21.76

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$252.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.57

Total project goal

$297.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.13

2 Donors

-$197.13

Donations toward project cost

-$167.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.57

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 63 students.

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