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Mrs. Duggan from W Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting Language and Literacy Needs of ELL Students

My students need vocabulary and literacy activities to build their English language skills.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

My students are nothing short of inspiring. All of them are English language learners with a wide range of English language abilities. Many are refugees who have never had the opportunity to attend school before or have had many interruptions to their educational experiences. They love coming to school and truly appreciate the opportunities they are afforded here. After fleeing unimaginable circumstances at such a young age, they place a very high value on their educations. They are determined, resilient, and thirst for new knowledge every day.

Our student body represents more than 30 countries and speaks over 25 different languages.

The four most common languages are Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Nepali. Our school community thrives on this diversity as students simultaneously learn about American culture and the many cultures they all represent. We are a community dedicated to celebrating each other's differences in order to build more compassion and understanding in the lives of those around us.

Statistically, 85% of our population is considered high needs with 70% defined as economically disadvantaged and over 65% of the students speak a first language other than English.

My Project

All of my students are English language learners. I have eight different first languages represented in my classroom community. Some of my students recently immigrated to the United States and have never had the opportunity to attend school. Other students were born in the U.S. and have emergent literacy skills, but still have many gaps with their English vocabulary.

I need resources to meet the wide range of abilities in my classroom so that I can help all of my students acquire stronger English language and literacy skills.

The English Language Development Activity Cards will allow me to provide targeted supports in reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. It comes in Levels 1-4 so I can differentiate based on students' language abilities, ensuring all students receive the specific instruction they need. Each card has a step-by-step language guide so students can build confidence with their use of English.

The Match & Sort Language Quickies will allow me to teach a wide variety of vocabulary strategies, reading comprehension, phonics, and language skills. Students use picture cards to match words based on a targeted skill. The sets include matching homophone pairs, adding prefixes or suffixes to root words, identifying nonfiction text features, and matching word and picture cards that follow a phonics principle.

Finally, the Vocabulary Match-Ups and Reading Match-Ups are puzzles that allow students to match words or definitions with their corresponding pictures. These sets are perfect for my beginners who are just starting to learn English. They highlight the same skills as the Match & Sort Language Quickies, but at a lower-level with stronger academic supports for beginners.

With your support, I will be able to build my students' confidence with learning English and help them feel successful in the classroom. Thank you for considering to donate to this project!

Mrs. Duggan
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL575X - English Language Development Activity Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
PP575X - Match & Sort Language Quickies - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
FF470X - Vocabulary Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
HH430X - Reading Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99

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