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Mrs. Gassaway from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Lollapalooza

My students need to read high-interest novels, such as the series sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) and improve comprehension skills.

  • $355 goal

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My Students

I am a special education teacher who works with at-risk students within an urban school district. Very few resources are available to my students that allows them to interact with text at their varying ability levels. Regardless of the socio-economic challenges my students may face, they are excited to come into my classroom and explore different ideas and concepts. My students enjoy using manipulatives, reading various genres and collaborating with their peers. By providing reading materials at varying ability levels and a classroom community that is organized and inviting, my students will feel motivated to learn, share ideas with their peers, and become critical thinkers. Providing designated areas within the classroom with flexible seating will support my students with feeling comfortable and creating a safe and productive environment to explore different activities.

Creating a classroom library that is inviting will support my students learning and appreciation for literature.

My Project

My project consists of high interest reading materials that will engage my students to embrace vocabulary and text of different genres. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a high-interest novel that will engage the most reluctant reader and offer gateways for students to explore other fiction and nonfiction books. The nonfiction comprehension test prep offer students with interesting passages as well as comprehension questions to assess their understanding of the text.

Improving vocabulary and language skills produces students who are able to think critically about text.

Practice With Prefixes, Grades 5-8 will assist students with developing vocabulary and improving reading fluency.

Mrs. Gassaway
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 12 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 1 $41.76
Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice Grade 3 • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Series Sampler - Capital Mysteries (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Series Sampler - Junie B. Jones (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.67 1 $18.67
Practice With Prefixes, Grades 5-8 • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Series Sampler - Amelia Bedelia (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
180 Days of Language for Fourth Grade • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
180 Days of Language for Fifth Grade • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
180 Days of Language for Third Grade • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
180 Days of Language for Second Grade • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Love Double Dutch! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Avengers Storybook Collection • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Word Study • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Rogue Knight • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Becoming Kareem • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Who Is Aretha Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Emma's Not-So-Sweet Dilemma • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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