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Ms. Stroud from Newport NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Overcoming the Hurricane and Becoming Successful Readers

Help me give my students SPIRE workbooks to support their beginning phonemic awareness and phonics skills.

  • $727 goal

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My Students

Like most elementary students, our students are eager to learn and want to be successful readers. However, because 66% of our student population is defined as having a low socioeconomic status, many of them do not have access to resources outside of school. In addition to this, our area was ravaged by Hurricane Florence this past fall and many of these students lost their homes or had severe damage.

Our students are determined to become successful readers despite the obstacles they have to overcome.

We are certain that with the proper resources, our students can show growth and achieve the same level of reading mastery as their on-grade level peers. We hope with your help to be able to make this possible.

We have four reading specialists at our school who serve students who have been identified as struggling readers through benchmark assessments. We provide students with intense research-based reading interventions for 45 minutes daily to provide them the opportunity to achieve at the same rate as their peers. We are confident that with the proper resources, these students could achieve their reading goals.

My Project

S.P.I.R.E. is a program that our school has used for many years to help students build early phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Students progress through a multisensory phonics program in a small group with explicit instruction with a reading specialist. Student understanding is checked through a "quick check" at the end of each lesson to ensure they have mastered the skill before progressing to a more difficult skill. Funding is questionable for this year, and we are unsure if we will be able to continue to provide this program to our students that we know has been so successful in helping our students learn to read in past years.

Funding this project will ensure that these students (66% of whom are socioeconomically disadvantaged) will continue to receive reading support with SPIRE workbooks to help them become successful readers despite their challenges.

Our area was devastated this past year by Hurricane Florence. Many of our students homes were damaged or destroyed. In addition, many of our schools were damaged and student populations were shifted so funding for the upcoming school year is uncertain.

Ms. Stroud
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SPIRE LEVEL 1 WORKBOOK 3/E • School Specialty $9.85 50 $492.50

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