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Ms. Ruiz from Mattapan MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi Sensory Materials for Orton-Gillingham Instruction

My students need materials to aid in multi-sensory phonics instruction. The texts, writing tools, and more will allow my students to be instructed in the Orton-Gillingham reading program.

  • $583 goal

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My Students

My diverse class of curious learners are amazing! I have 20 wonderful students. Of my 20, 5 are English Language Learners and 5 have special needs. They represent many cultural backgrounds and embrace their differences as traits that make them unique.

The various backgrounds, abilities, and language acquisition in my inclusion classroom fosters learning beyond academics.

My school is located in the heart of Mattapan, one of Boston's neighborhoods. The majority of our students come from low-income families. Over half of our students are English Language Learners and over 1/4 of our population receive Special Education services.

My Project

This summer, I was fortunate enough to receive training in order to implement the amazing program, Orton-Gillingham. The Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading utilizes a multi sensory approach in order to meet the needs of all learners, especially at-risk learners. This training was an amazing opportunity for me to learn fun and engaging strategies for the classroom.

In order to successfully implement Orton-Gillingham, my students need materials that foster multi sensory learning.

These materials include literature, writing utensils, kinesthetic elements, and more.

With your help, I can implement a program that meets the needs of all my learners. With these tools, my students can engage in learning that is FUN!

Ms. Ruiz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Click Retractable Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 1 Dozen • Staples Advantage $30.99 4 $123.96
BOX LARGE - SCHOOL SMART EACH • School Specialty $3.40 21 $71.40
HH455 - Nameplate Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 4 $67.96
Sharpie Accent Retractable Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12/pk (28025) • Staples Advantage $16.79 2 $33.58
Ziploc 1 Gallon Zipper Storage Bags Commercial 250/Case • Staples Advantage $28.99 1 $28.99
Darice Plastic Canvas, Clear, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Phonics Through Poetry: Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
HH404 - Magnetic Display Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
The Wedding of Q and U • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Buzzy the Bumblebee • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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