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Mrs. Hinthorn from Bonners Ferry ID is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Notice and Note... and Love Reading!

Help me give my students the opportunity to listen to audio books while searching for Notice and Note signposts.

  • $308 goal

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My Students

My students are excited this year with two new additions to our independent reading: Book Clubs and Notice and Note Signposts.

For many students in our middle school, books are their ticket to explore new worlds.

These are amazing kids, but many of them don't get the chance to go outside our rural boundaries. Reading is one way to help expose them to possibilities beyond and to open their minds to new ideas and adventures.

In grades 6 to 8, we intentionally expose students to a wide variety of genres. The staff has worked hard to create an independent reading program that prepares them for high school and beyond. When students come with excitement about the book they are reading, that is a wonderful gift!

Our middle school is home to approximately 350 bright and talented students. We are a rural school in northern Idaho, and the nearest four-year college is over two hours away.

My Project

Thanks to another teacher in our district, our middle school students are learning to identify Notice and Note signposts in their reading. They are finding these everywhere in their books, and an easy way to keep track of them is through sticky tabs. When students are reading, they tab the page with a color coded sticky note, and then later they can go back and identify their evidence for writing or book discussions.

I have several students who struggle with reading and have a negative attitude towards reading, but they are excited to try a new strategy.

By 8th grade, students with a low reading level can't keep up with the high demand of independent reading. One of my goals is to increase their love of reading, and one strategy is to have them follow along with an audio book. It is nearly impossible to comprehend and look for signposts when struggling with fluency. I would love to give these students the opportunity to follow along with the book while listening. Then they can just focus on enjoying the story and looking for the deeper understanding of the book.

Mrs. Hinthorn
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 130 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SIQUK 4200 Pieces Flag Tabs Colored Page Markers Sticky Index Tabs Neon Note Tabs Page Flags, 30 Sets 7 Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90
G.G.Martinsen Blue Versatile MP3/MP4 Player with a Micro SD Card, Support Photo Viewer, Mini USB Port 1.8 LCD, Digital MP3 Player, MP4 Player, Video/Media/Music Player • Amazon Business $18.98 5 $94.90

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