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Ms. Telaar from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Speak, Succeed! The World is Yours

Help me give my students books to learn English both in spoken norms (grammar, sentence structure, verb noun agreement, and vocabulary) and in literary norms (decoding, reading comprehension, and language conventions) so fluency in English is achievable!

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Students

BRAVE and resilient is how I would describe my students.

They are strong, determined, and eager to learn. ALL of my students are newcomers to the USA and are building a new life in an urban public school in the city of St. Louis. I teach ELA, Music, and introcuctory English to these diverse teens who come from all over the world. Some kids have never been to school, and some have had their learning disrupted because of living in war torn areas. Some are escaping profound poverty and/or violence, but regardless of where they have come from or what they have experienced, they all have a unique story to tell and wish to be happy and succesful.

The challenges my kids face every day are daunting, but our learning community is one of empowerment and acceptance. The challenge for me as a teacher is to meet those brilliant teen minds full of complex and nuanced abilities and provide them the skills they need to function in an English speaking society where they are expected to learn, communicate, and share in English.

My Project

Every minute of every school day is an opportunity to build reading and speaking skills.

This guided reading library allows me to put beautifully designed books into the hands of my students that will focus on specific skills students need to master, like short vowel sounds.

Because these students are currently taking high school-level courses, language and reading skills are a critical contributor to their literacy and success.

There is nothing more amazing to see than the growth of these kids as they master reading, develop strong vocabularies, and become capable of expressing complex thoughts and feelings with others in English!

Ms. Telaar
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Will Try • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
All Kinds of Hair • AKJ Education $5.11 5 $25.55
Colors • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Late Kate Long Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Kate and Gail Long Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
You Can Do It! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Fix It! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
A Box for Ross Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Read With Gus! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Gus in the Tub Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Get to Bed, Ren! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Dad Wants a Nap Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Pack a Bag! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Workers • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Land • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Water • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Kip Wins! Short Vowel Storybooks • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
I Have Feelings • AKJ Education $4.34 5 $21.70
I like Stars • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
Where Is It? • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
What Do You Have? Short Vowel Rimes • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
As Good as Anybody • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50

Materials cost

$467.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.01

Total project goal

$593.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.42

7 Donors

-$434.60

Donations toward project cost

-$376.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.69

Matching donations from our partners

-$150.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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