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Mrs. Coyle from Augusta AR is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mechanics Needed To Be Better Readers

My students need Hot Dots to give them independent practice on testing skills, comprehension, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and main idea. In order to use these skill cards, they will need Hot Dot mechanical pens. I am also asking for flexible seating such as bean bags and other seating.

  • $591 goal

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My Students

Many of my students come from low income families, and qualify for free lunches. Several of my students live with grandparents, or live in a single parent home. My students are eager to learn, love technology and books, and they love to listen to read-alouds. My students’ reading levels at the beginning of 2017-2018 school year were in a range from 1.0 to 2.8, and they should be at a 3.0 reading level at the beginning of third grade. In my classroom, I encourage independent reading time by allowing them to have a book buddy (which they love to have a stuffed animal to hold while they read) to read to/with.

My goal as a literacy teacher is to foster a love for reading in my students, by setting up our classroom in a comfortable by offering optional seating areas and a well stocked library with books the students will love to read.

I want to give them every opportunity to read, which will in turn, increase their reading levels by encouraging learning, and get them to their personal best reading level.

My Project

the majority of my students are reading below a 3rd grade reading level. I am asking for the flexible seating options to set up an environment in my classroom where the students will enjoy reading and working independently or in small groups, while improving their reading skills. The large bean bags, seats and pillows will give the students comfortable seating options while reading and working independently.

The Hot Dots are a popular and fun way for the students to practice their decoding phonics skills, grammar, spelling, and main ideas/parts of a story.

These skills will help the students improve in literacy, which will also help them become better readers, better spellers, and better writers.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots Talking Pen, Theme/Subject: Learning, Skill Learning: Game, 6 Pieces • Staples Advantage $74.98 1 $74.98
CK30RD - Big Beanbag Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CK30GR - Big Beanbag Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BR302RD - Comfy Floor Seat - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Hot Dots Reading Informational Text, Grades 1-3 • Staples Advantage $27.59 1 $27.59
Educational Insights Hot Dots Learn to Solve Word Problems Set, Grades 1-3 • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Laugh It Up! Spelling Card, Grades 1 - 3 • Staples Advantage $11.39 2 $22.78
Educational Insights Hot Dots for Literacy, Reading, Set 6: Making Inferences • Staples Advantage $20.89 1 $20.89
Educational Insights Hot Dots for Literacy, Reading, Set 1: Getting the Main Idea • Staples Advantage $20.89 1 $20.89

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