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Ms. Evers from Greendale WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Language Learning Through Books!

My students need high interest books at low levels in order to grow in language proficiency. While working with different levels of students, I want to provide them with a variety exciting books to read!

  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As an ESL teacher, I work with a wide variety of students from around the world. From students who were born in the United States and grew up speaking their native languages, to refugees from war-torn countries, I work with them all to develop English proficiency! I support many students in their regular education classes, such as English, Math, Social Studies, and Science class by co-teaching with multiple teachers. I also have small ESL groups, where I work with students on their academic and conversational English per their individual levels.

Diversity, culture, acceptance, and building meaningful academic experiences are what truly create a positive learning environment for my students.

In order to do this, I bring in students' backgrounds and their cultures to make learning relevant to them through hands-on experiences and with the use of technology. It is often quite a transition for students who have not been in school for years to join middle school, so we work on taking students from where they are at to where they need to be. My students are our future, it's my job to make it bright!

My Project

My students and I have made our tiny classroom into a positive learning environment where you can find vocabulary word-walls, visuals, and language learners! Although we have a lot to learn with, books would make a significant difference in our classroom. Specifically, leveled books for language learners, such as the titles included in my project.

Any donations to this project will inspire and enhance inclusive practices as well as active learning in the classroom.

The majority of the books include audio CD's so that language learners can listen to the books. Additionally, the books I have included have vocabulary as well as comprehension activities specifically created for language learners. As our world grows more diverse and literacy dependent, I plan to use more enriching books to get students motivated and ready to learn language and content. High interest books are key for language learners to get excited to read, which is why diverse books would have a positive impact in my classroom, and on my students' futures!

Ms. Evers
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas, Level 2, Pearson English Active Readers (2nd Edition) (Pearson English Active Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $17.32 4 $69.28
Sherlock Holmes Short Stories, Level 5, Pearson English Readers (2nd Edition) (Penguin Readers, Level 5) • Amazon Business $10.49 4 $41.96
Oxford Bookworms Library: The Jungle Book: Level 2: 700-Word Vocabulary • Amazon Business $9.00 4 $36.00
Oxford Bookworms Library: The Wizard of Oz: Level 1: 400-Word Vocabulary • Amazon Business $9.00 4 $36.00
Golden Seal Book/CD-ROM Pack, The, Level 1, Pearson English Active Readers (2nd Edition) (Penguin Active Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $17.32 2 $34.64
Wonders of the World, Level 2, Pearson English Active Readers (2nd Edition) (Pearson English Active Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $17.32 2 $34.64
Barcelona Game, Level 1, Pearson English Active Readers (2nd Edition) (Pearson English Active Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $17.32 2 $34.64
Mysteries of the Unexplained, Level 3, Penguin Active Readers (Penguin Active Reading: Level 3) • Amazon Business $15.15 2 $30.30
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $6.29 4 $25.16

Materials cost

$342.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.66

Total project goal

$444.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.42

4 Donors

-$363.76

Donations toward project cost

-$335.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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