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Mrs. Dunbar from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need writing and reading materials that are high interest/low level.

  • $1,756 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom have a variety of language learning disabilities. All of them have difficulty with reading, language comprehension and written output. We need to use a multi-modality approach when teaching them, however, the lack of materials doesn't always allow for this.

Imagine being handed a letter, book, report, instructions or directions and not being able to read them.

This is what my students struggle with in every aspect of their lives. School is especially hard for them because of this, so many get discouraged about coming to school. My students require the use of adapted materials, such as high interest- low level readers, graphic organizers, and use of visuals and assistive technology to access all aspects of the curriculum and learning.

My Project

Books, books and more books! We want to help our students to learn the foundations of reading and writing, while also keep them engaged and interested. We are requesting reading comprehension folders and cards and books. The multiple copies of books will help us to provide small group, guided reading instruction. Our titles include The Outsiders, The Chocolate Touch, A Week in the Woods and many more. It is often difficult in our low income urban school to get new materials. Often the case is that there aren't enough books for everyone in one small group.

The timers will help our students who have difficulty with time management, and the Eggspert controllers will help our student have fun participating while also teaching them not to shout out answers.

This will also help minimize behavioral issues from students, as well as help those who need to use time as a frame of reference.

The corner shelf will replace the milk crates that currently house our writing folders. They are unstable and fall over. It may seem like a small this but having a stable place for their work will help my students who need a sense of stability is so many ways,

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wireless Eggspert • Nasco $99.95 2 $199.90
LC238 - Flex-Space 2-Shelf Binder Storage Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
Set of 6 Extra Wireless Student Buttons for Eggspert • Nasco $58.95 2 $117.90
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
WC603 - Classroom Bluetooth® Speaker • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock • AKJ Education $30.66 2 $61.32
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
A Week in the Woods • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Cause & Effect Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Context Clues Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Main Idea Reading Comprehension Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Inference Reading Comprehension Practice Cards (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $34.81 1 $34.81
Social Skills Board Games • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 1 $31.41
GG677 - Summarizing Finding Evidence Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG676 - Theme & Main Idea Finding Evidence Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DR244 - Daily Reading Comprehension Activities - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.21 6 $25.26
PP182 - Light-Up Countdown Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Grades 5 and Up WhisperPhone SOLO XL • Nasco $10.25 2 $20.50
GAME LANG ARTS I HAVE- WHO HAS? GR 3-4 • School Specialty $16.54 1 $16.54
Build A Sentence • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
WordTeasers - Vocabulary Mini-Deck Set • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
WordTeasers - Middle School • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
BOOK WEEKLY PRACTICE LANGUAGE ARTS GRADE 5 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
Conversation Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Differentiated Activities for Teaching Key Comprehension Skills - Grades 2-3 • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Outsiders Student Packet • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Outsiders Teacher Guide NU3621 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Chocolate Touch Teacher Guide NU0479 • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Sight Word Flash Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76

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