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Ms. Skidmore from Placerville CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn to Read, So You Can Read to Learn

My students need a consistent way for teachers to assess their reading across grade levels by using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Tool.

  • $639 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in the hills of the Eldorado National Forest. The town is an old California “gold rush” town named after the placer gold deposits found in its’ river beds and hills in the late 1840’s. My students go to a Title I school with the majority of them receiving free or reduced price lunch. The school is about 30 minutes from the nearest freeway, and is truly a hidden gem.

My students are faced with the challenge of learning in an environment that is catching up with 21st century standards and resources.

Our district is very small and is very family and community oriented. The principal, teachers and families all work together to help students learn to their fullest potential.

My Project

Studies show that targeted reading intervention in primary grades can make a big difference in students' literacy. Students grades K-2nd at my school currently have no consistent reading assessment across grade levels. Each teacher administers his or her own assessment, which leaves a discrepancy between classrooms and students academic levels. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment is an “accurate and reliable tool to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.” By providing a tool used across grade levels, teachers can provide adequate support to readers of all levels.

Ms. Skidmore
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3rd Edition • Heinemann $425.00 1 $425.00

Materials cost

$425.00

Vendor shipping charges

$42.50

State sales tax

$38.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$542.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.78

Total project goal

$638.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$638.55

2 Donors

-$425.69

Donations toward project cost

-$361.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.85

match offer

-$212.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.93

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$0.00

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