I am a National Board Certified Teacher who works at a Title I elementary school.
Many of my students come from military families and their experiences are often brought into the classroom.
More than 50 percent of the students at my school receive free or reduced-priced lunch. My classroom is one that is diverse in learning styles, cultures, and interests. It is the varied backgrounds of my students that evokes wonderful classroom discussions and allows my students to learn from their peers' perspectives respectfully.
As a literacy teacher attending the International Literacy Association will allow me to dive deep into best practices for reading and writing instruction. I will walk away with a wealth of information from educational practitioners in the field. I will learn strategies for vocabulary building, which is a current area of need with my students. I will understand the power of authentic assessment when making instructional support a diverse group of learners such as struggling, advanced, and English learners. This conference will allow me to gain knowledge to create a culture of literacy that I will share with my colleagues so that their students too can benefit.
The ability to read, write, and communicate connects people to one another.
I want to help students in my community to be literate and this conference will equip me with the tools I need.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Prayer.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Prayer and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.