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Mrs. Eller from Murfreesboro TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Leaders Need Readers

Help me give my students leveled readers, games, word building cards, and other materials to improve their reading fluency and comprehension.

  • $1,760 goal

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My Students

Our school is a Title I school and is located in Murfreesboro, TN. Over 70% of our student population are on free or reduced-price lunch. We use the Leader in Me philosophy to help develop a culture of leadership by teaching, modeling, and practicing Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We believe in differentiating instruction by integrating leadership language into our daily instruction as we help our students become the best readers, writers, thinkers, and LEADERS they can be!

My students are eager to learn and appreciate the extra support that they receive to help close their learning gaps.

I am an Academic Interventionist and the students that I serve range from Kindergarten to 6th grade. I meet with these students in small groups and we focus on areas of deficit. Students receive reading and/or math Intervention. We work on learning new strategies so that they can better access grade level curriculum. They work very hard and have to put in more time and effort than typical peers due to their deficits.

My Project

I am an Academic Interventionist and work with Tier 3 students that have difficulty in Reading. These students are not reading on their grade level and need intense instruction in their deficit areas. Working with all grade levels, there are a wide variety of reading skills that are taught. My younger readers need extra support with phonics instruction and struggle with sight word recognition. The CVC unifix cubes and the additional activities used with the CVC cubes will give students the opportunity to practice decoding and spelling of closed syllable words. The sight word readers will give students books to practice reading sight words within text. For the older students, I have selected high interest leveled readers to help them with fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. The Time for Kids Comprehension Test books will help to better prepare my struggling readers with Reading Comprehension. By purchasing leveled readers, games, and manipulatives to support their learning, I will provide my students with opportunities to practice and improve their reading skills.

The students in my small groups would greatly benefit from the funding for a variety of books to increase their reading fluency and comprehension skills.

The use of connected text alongside the hands-on activities will encourage an active engagement in their learning.

Mrs. Eller
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME for Kids Nonfiction Readers - Grade 5 Complete Set • Nasco $269.95 1 $269.95
Math Concepts Book Set • Nasco $119.95 1 $119.95
Sight Word Readers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.56 1 $81.56
We Read Phonics Book Set • Nasco $77.95 1 $77.95
Green Light Readers - Level 3 - Set 1 • Nasco $54.95 1 $54.95
Gel Writing Boards (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $54.36 1 $54.36
Jump Into Genre - Grade 3 • Nasco $52.95 1 $52.95
MARKER EXPO DRY ERASE 4-CLR BULLET SET/4 • School Specialty $5.96 8 $47.68
MARKER EXPO 2 LOW ODOR FINE SET OF 8 • School Specialty $11.28 4 $45.12
Letter Formation Sand Tray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 2 $42.42
Unifix(r) Phonics Small-Group Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Sight Words String Ups • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Step 3 Sight Word Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Step 2 Sight Word Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Step 1 Sight Word Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
DRY ERASE POCKET REUSABLE 6X9 ASST PRIMARY COLORS SET/10 • School Specialty $12.99 2 $25.98
Unifix(r) Word Family Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 2 $22.02
Write and Wipe Magnetic Numbers with Clear Removable Pouch • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice Grade 3 • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice Level 2 • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Nonfiction Comprehension Test Practice Level 5 • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Write and Wipe Lowercase Letters with Clear Removable Pouch • Nasco $20.95 1 $20.95
Unifix(r) CVC Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Write and Wipe Non-Magnetic Training Numbers • Nasco $16.95 1 $16.95
POP for Letterstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
Pop for Sight Wordstm 2tm Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
Pop for Word Familiestm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
Pop for Blendstm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
Pop for Sight Wordstm Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 2 $16.92
I Have Who Has Language Arts Game - Grades 4-5 • Nasco $15.95 1 $15.95
I Have Who Has Game - Grades 5-6 • Nasco $15.95 1 $15.95
Unifix(r) Word Ladders: CVC Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 2 $15.22
The Best Of Times Math Strategies That Multiply • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 2 $13.52
Math Curse • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10

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