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Mrs. St.Cyr from Eunice LA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Orton Gillingham is the Best!

I need Orton Gillingham inspired professional books to help me understand how to better teach reading.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

I am very excited to be teaching at a new school this year. I am teaching first grade English- Language Arts to an amazing group of students. As shown with my school info, nearly all students come from a low-income family. I have learned that low income does not speak of the quality of students. I have some very intelligent, very eager to learn students. Across the nation, schools are struggling to provide resources the students need due to state and federal budget cuts. My students deserve the best, and I am their advocate to make sure they get the best. We are making huge strides to improve in all aspects and the students deserve to have new books, new pieces of technology, and new life experiences to further help them succeed in school and life.

My Project

For years, I have struggled to teach struggling readers how to read. About a year and a half ago, I was introduced to the multi-sensory approach of teaching reading based on Orton Gillingham methods. I am amazed at the results I've seen with just implementing a few of the strategies. I would like to have more Orton Gillingham resource to study so I that I learn more multi-sensory methods to reach my dyslexic students as well as struggling readers. Eventually, I would like to attend the comprehensive professional development conference, but I want to work my way up to that point since it is such a costly conference. I am asking for 9 of the educator manuals to study these methods inside and out, so I will be ready for next school. I would like to get these resources soon, so I can begin implementing what I will learn as soon as possible. I think one of our jobs as educators is to stay educated as much as we can on new methods to reach our children. Please consider helping me further my education.

Mrs. St.Cyr
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Gillingham Manual: Remedial Training for Students With Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling, and Penmanship • Amazon Business $71.90 1 $71.90
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, Third Edition • Amazon Business $67.96 1 $67.96
The Orton-Gillingham Educators' Guide • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Letrs for Early Childhood Educators Print Module • Amazon Business $45.19 1 $45.19
35 Lesson Plans - An Orton-Gillingham Reading & Spelling Program • Amazon Business $37.48 1 $37.48
Blast Off to Reading!: 50 Orton-Gillingham Based Lessons for Struggling Readers and Those with Dyslexia • Amazon Business $25.58 1 $25.58
Building The Foundation: The Alphabet: An Orton-Gillingham Based Program for Students Learning English with Dyslexia (Great Word House) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
I Can Read, Book A: Orton-Gillingham Based Reading Lessons for Young Students Who Struggle with Reading and May Have Dyslexia • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
I See, I Spell, I Learn - Picture Homophones Flashcards Set 1 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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