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Ms. Guill from Macomb IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving to Read at Different Levels

My students need 4 sets of Little Leveled Readers (A-D) appropriate for starting to learn English.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

"We learn by teaching," James Howell said, my ELL students teach me something new everyday. They make me a better teacher each day.

Our District’s ELL (English Language Learner) population is growing each year and I have students with a wide range of reading levels.

I have three English Language Learners in my 4th grade classroom who need reading resources at different levels. I have a 9 year-old who has just arrived from Korea three weeks ago. She is a wonderful kind student who is starting out at the beginning with no English at all. She has started to speak a few words. She knows the alphabet and we are starting on phonics. She loves to look at books and reading with someone. One of my favorite parts of the day is when I am able to sit and read one on one with her. My other two English Language Learners are from Macedonia. They have been here for a little over a year. They are able to have a conversation with you, but reading is a challenge for them. They are eager to learn and love to read. My last English Language Learner is a nine year old boy who Vietnamese. He is a hard worker and eager to learn.

My Project

To increase ELL literacy I am requesting for beginner leveled reader sets. Each English Language Learner I have in my class is at a different level. Being a first year teacher I do not have a wide variety of reading materials. I have a lot of 4th grade level reading material, but I do not have beginner level reading which focuses on phonics. I would love for my English Language Learners to have books that they could choose if they wanted to read. It would also be helpful for small group instruction if I had books that were appropriate for reading or guided reading with my ELL students. I want to be able to encourage their love of learning and reading. I want to be able to send books home with my students so that they can have support from home as well. I have parents who want to help, but do not have the materials to do so. It would be a wonderful gift for both the student and the parents to have books they could read and work with together. My goal is to promote ELL literacy.

My goal is to increase my ELL student’s confidence and keep fostering their love of learning.

Having appropriate reading material is only going to help them continue to grow and learn English. Beginning Reading Sets would allow me to provide the type of instruction to my ELL students that I have been trying my best to complete.

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Ms. Guill
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Leveled Readers Set A----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Leveled Readers Set B----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Leveled Readers Set C----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Leveled Readers Set D----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99

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