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Mrs. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Phonics Centers

The cost of materials for literacy centers (which include a listening center, phonics games, phonics puzzles and flashcards) is $967, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a first year teacher at Chicago International Charter School, Bucktown Campus. I teach second grade and have a class of 26 students. Eighty-six percent of the students in our school receive free or reduced lunches. Reading and phonics are a huge part of our curriculum in second grade. All children learn differently, and my goal is to provide my students with the appropriate materials and tools to meet their individual learning needs. I would like for my students to have the opportunity to build their skills through working hands-on with literacy “centers.” These centers would include a listening center, phonics games, phonics puzzles, flashcards, and word sorts. The centers would benefit my students by providing them with a “fun” way to improve their phonemic awareness and literacy skills. My students would use the centers individually and in small groups. The centers will be used during reading, as well as during the students' “choice” time. They will provide students with varying ability levels the opportunity to see, hear, and touch the reading and phonics skills they are working on. The word sorts, flashcards, and listening center (where the students can listen to a story on tape while following along in the text) will help the struggling readers in my classroom build fluency and practice the sounds and sight words they need to work on. The phonics games and puzzles will provide enrichment to those students who are already fluent readers and meet grade level expectations. I hope to implement “center time” into our daily curriculum.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GC200X - I Can Read! Set A Read-Along Set • Lakeshore Learning $95.00 1 $95.00
GG191 - Sight-Words Instant Literacy Center • Lakeshore Learning $69.50 1 $69.50
GG193 - Sentence Building Instant Literacy Cente • Lakeshore Learning $69.50 1 $69.50
TT800X - Stamp & Write Sight-Words - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
TY950X - Reading for Meaning Match-Up Puzzles - C • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
RA553 - Rosa Parks Read-Along Biography • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
RA551 - Abraham Lincoln Read-Along Biography • Lakeshore Learning $37.50 1 $37.50
GC481 - Super-Fun Phonics Games • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
GG410X - Tubs O? Sight-Words Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
LA77 - Miss Nelson Is Missing! Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
LA64 - Sheila Rae, the Brave Cassette Read-Alon • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
GG490X - Tubs O? Sight-Words - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
CG151 - Story Sequencing Comprehension Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LM215 - Last One In Is a Rotten Egg Read-Along K • Lakeshore Learning $25.50 1 $25.50
GG462 - Go-Kart Rally - Grade 2 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
FD312 - The Golly Sisters Go West Read-Along Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
ER366 - Daily Language Review Activities - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
CV203 - Consonant Blends & Digraphs Reading Skil • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
CV204 - Compound Words Reading Skills Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95

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