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Ms. Nummelin from Brighton MA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Literacy = Empowerment!

I need these literacy professional development books to help me create and implement activities to promote the reading and writing abilities of my students.

  • $487 goal

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My Students

My students come to my classroom by way of 6 continents, profound life experiences, and with a strong desire to learn. We are an urban high school in a neighborhood of Boston and have about 750 students in total. I teach about 100 of them in my three history classes for ESL students who recently immigrated to the USA and my one AP psychology class.

My students astound me every day with their drive to succeed and take in as much as they can about the world around them.

I am truly optimistic for the future because these young men and women are the leaders of tomorrow. My students deserve an education without limits and I am determined to make this possible. Thank you for visiting this page and learning more about my class!

My Project

Thank you for reading about my project "Literacy = Empowerment!" I am particularly excited about this project because I am constantly looking for resources to help me grow as a literacy coach to my students. I teach 3 sections of ESL history to students who have been in the US for less than two years. Many of my students lack formal education and thus are at elementary levels of reading and writing. After asking colleagues and researching books online, I settled on the titles included in this request.

The books in this project will help me to empower my students with the literacy skills needed for success in academics and the workplace.

I am so excited at the possibility of growing as an educator with these invaluable resources. Thank you again for considering a donation to my project.

Ms. Nummelin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $39.42 1 $39.42
Reading, Thinking, and Writing About History: Teaching Argument Writing to Diverse Learners in the Common Core Classroom, Grades 6-12 (Common Core State Standards in Literacy Series) • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies • Amazon Business $31.62 1 $31.62
Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Unlocking English Learners′ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible • Amazon Business $28.45 1 $28.45
Read, Talk, Write: 35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $27.41 1 $27.41
Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop • Amazon Business $24.21 1 $24.21
Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $23.34 1 $23.34
Academic Language Mastery: Conversational Discourse in Context • Amazon Business $22.02 1 $22.02
Creating a Culture of Feedback (Empower Students to Own Their Learning) (Solutions for Creating the Learning Spaces Students Deserve) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95

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