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Ms. Rexrode from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Readers Are On Fire!

Help me give my students Kindle Fires to increase their access to lots of just right books.

  • $973 goal

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My Students

On the walls of our school you'll see a reading hall of fame filled with photos of our EOMS scholars. Each one celebrates a student who has read 100,000 words or more that year--some more than a million! A few of the responses we've received from proud parents when we text them one of these milestone photos: "Woot!!" "So proud!" "That's my girl!"

A million words is an audacious and magical and necessary number, and all our students can reach it.

Two years ago our students read 30 million words. Last year, they DOUBLED that--60 million words. Yet that's no where near enough. Next year we'll look to reach 100 million. And still, that won't be enough. Well over half of our entering 6th graders come to our school reading at a third grade reading level or less. And so our students learn how to find just right books -- not too easy and not too hard. And alongside close reads of challenging grade level texts, they do independent reading for homework and in one of their core classes every day.

My Project

Every student at our school was loaned a Kindle e-reader last year, networked to a shared library of high-interest YA books. Through a partnership with the Kindle Classroom Project, we are able to purchase a steady stream of new books. When a student requests a new book, we purchase it and load it on their Kindle within 24 hours. When they want to read a book that is already checked out by another student, we are able to purchase another copy. All our students--regardless of reading level and interest are able to find lots of books that are just right for them.

Middle School is tough on Kindles; we need some help to get a new fleet of sturdier Kindles ready for our students next year.

Last year's Kindle keyboards--even inside their cases--got way too many bumps and bruises. We've seen far more durability from Kindle fires. A kindle with a broken screen halfway through the year isn't going to push forward student reading. These sturdier devices will What's more, the Fires will allow our students access to high-interest graphic novels that will create even more reading buzz at our school and are an important gateway to lengthier reads for many of our struggling readers.

Ms. Rexrode
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black - with Special Offers • Amazon Business $44.99 16 $719.84

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