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Mrs. Marcotte from Naples FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Readers Under Construction!

My students need to develop their early literacy skills, which can be strengthened through use of the Heggerty phonemic awareness curriculum and other small group instruction tools.

  • $420 goal

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My Students

My classroom is made up of 20 amazing learners. They come to class ready to learn despite the obstacles they face prior to stepping foot in the classroom. We are a Title I school and almost all of my students are English Language Learners. My students love coming to school because I make learning fun. My students work hard each and every day. Unfortunately, they need supplies that I can’t provide on my own. This includes tools that can help build their phonological/phonemic awareness.

My Project

Research shows that explicit instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness is critical for learning to read. In a nutshell, this is the ability to hear and orally manipulate sounds. Rhyming, identifying the first sound of a word, and saying each sound one hears in a word (segmenting) are some examples of these skills. Students with developed phonological and phonemic awareness have much better success in learning to read. The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program provides daily, systematic practice, and it would benefit my students greatly. As students develop these skills, they are ready to move on to phonics instruction, or using print to sound out words. The Lakeshore phonics literacy tools I am requesting will help me work with small groups who are ready for that next step. It will also help reinforce skills I have taught in phonics.

These literacy items will be used daily in my classroom to help me build strong first grade readers.

Your generous donation will directly help me reach each student at their level with practice in the skills they need-- whether it is foundational phonemic and phonological awareness skills, or hands-on phonics practice.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Phonemic Awareness - Revised English Kindergarten Curriculum • Literacy Resources, Inc. $74.99 2 $149.98
GG365X - Touch & Read Phonics Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
Phonemic Awareness - Revised English Primary Curriculum • Literacy Resources, Inc. $74.99 1 $74.99

Materials cost

$309.97

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$356.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.93

Total project goal

$419.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$419.55

3 Donors

-$419.55

Donations toward project cost

-$356.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.93

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$0.00

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