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Mrs. Miranda from Warren OH is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making it Stick: Creating Book Trailers

My students need iPads to create book trailers so they can deepen their understanding of texts they've read.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I teach in a large school urban system that houses five different schools, including four PK-8 buildings and one high school. I teach in a fantastic PK-8 school filled with eager to learn students, innovative, hardworking staff members, and supportive administrative leaders. My school houses approximately 1,200 students that live in the Northeastern portion of the city. It is the largest of the four PK-8 buildings in the city. Our minority enrollment is around 42% of the student body. Our offerings and programs provide our students with a plethora of learning opportunities including a balanced literacy framework and a conceptually based math program.

Specifically, I teach fifth grade and it is important for me to always make sure they are provided with every opportunity and every resource they need to be able to learn, work, and grow as students.

My classroom is the home of approximately 45 learners from 2 homeroom classes. Their abilities range from students with disabilities to students identified as gifted learners. Since our school district reports almost 98% of our students as economically disadvantaged, students lean on me and our school to provide them with what they need to learn.

My Project

In the 5th grade students work to solidify their reading comprehension skills. By providing students with iPads, students can create book trailers and video reviews to aid in comprehension of text. Furthermore, in viewing students trailers and movies, students will become interested in books that other students have read. Thus, creating a culture of readers in the classroom.

Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which learners demonstrate and construct understandings through an art form, engaging in the creative process which connects art to another subject area and meets the evolving objectives of both.

With these iPads, students will be engaged in constructing meaning of text through digital art by using the iPads to create book trailers and video review. My fifth grade students are already creating YouTube videos and have aspirations to earn a living in the digital world. Creating book trailers will marry the digital world with literature. Therefore, students will be able to apply skills learned through the project to real life experiences as well as improve their reading comprehension.

Mrs. Miranda
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Apple iPad Mini FD528LL/A - MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $117.95 4 $471.80

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