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Ms. Choy from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learner Engagement Through Flexible Seating and High Interest Books

My students need 3 comfy flood seating for flexible seating, high interest books and magazines.These items will enhance participation, engagement, and motivation.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't," Mark Twain said, and my students deserve to read quality and engaging books at their reading level. The sets of books requested will be used during reading groups and for students to read during independent reading time.

Our neighborhood school is located in Texas where many of our students are on free and reduced lunch.

I teach at a Title 1 school and am always looking for resources for my classroom to keep students motivated in becoming lifelong readers. Our class has an incredible mix of diversity of students with many talents. I have students from from Germany, Japan, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Honduras, and Mexico. We embrace our diversity, but we have our challenges. Students learning English as their second language often times struggle with reading. Giving them access to a variety of books they want to read and are able to read is challenging. They would love the opportunity to read English and engage in conversation with others. This is a great way for the students to learn to be self-determined and lifelong readers.

My Project

Research shows that students will only become better readers if they are reading books that they can read and want to read. My students have a variety of reading levels from reading above grade level to reading three grade levels below grade level. The books I am requesting sets of chapter books and graphic novels written at a lower level, so my students can gain confidence in their reading and deepen their reading comprehension skills. Every year when I ask my students what types of books they enjoy reading graphic novels and nonfiction books are always at the top of their list. High interest leads to greater reading engagement.

Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate, and engage in critical thinking.

Since I have begun using flexible seating in my classroom I have seen student engagement increase and behavior problems decrease. I would like to continue to replace our traditional desks and chairs with various types of flexible seating.

Ms. Choy
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 3 $149.97
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 12 $54.00
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
The Dragon Players (The Knights of the Lunch Table #2) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Knights of the Lunch Table: No. 1 (The Dodgeball Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Comics Squad #3: Detention! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book Five: Frozen Fiasco • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
What Was the San Francisco Earthquake? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are the Galapagos Islands? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Where Is Machu Picchu? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Where Is the Mississippi River? • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was Pompeii? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Where Is the Colosseum? • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Cat Diaries: Secret Writings of the MEOW Society • Amazon Business $3.84 1 $3.84
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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