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Mrs. Mathis from Elgin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading-Inhale; Writing-Exhale

Help me give my students an opportunity to perform with other students their own age. I believe with practice and dedication, my students can be successful and pass the standardized tests.

  • $613 goal

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My Students

My students come from families who speak primarily Spanish in their homes. Most of my students are migrant students who change districts frequently throughout the year.

My students also come from homes where linguistic supports are lacking.

These students benefit from visuals and hands-on activities that allow them real-life experiences through learning.

I teach at a Title I school that does not provide for many of the school supplies for my students. Many students do not have pencils or journals to write in.

My Project

These books will help the students gain new vocabulary and fluency. These books will allow my students to locate textual information and to draw complex inferences Many of my students read at least two or more grade level below seventh grade. The books will help the students understand and make inferences and draw conclusions about the stories they read. I have chosen notebooks to increase writing skills. Students can explore a world of learning through an interest in books. These books were chosen because they are not on their level, but it will give them increased vocabulary and fluency. I have chosen to request writing journals to allow students to compose written texts with a clear, controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.

My students learn by doing.

I have chosen Sharpies so that students can create posters about details in the passages they read.

I believe my students may be successful with more practice with reading to increase comprehension and with writing to make their ideas clearer to the reader.

Students become better readers when they have practice reading; whereas, students become better writers when they practice writing.

Mrs. Mathis
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shell Education Leveled Texts for Classic Fiction:7-Book Set Grade 3-12 Book Set • Staples Advantage $279.99 1 $279.99
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 6 Below Level (20 Books) • AKJ Education $122.53 1 $122.53
Learning Resources Journals, Make a Story Writing Journal, Set of 10 • Staples Advantage $19.79 2 $39.58
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • Staples Advantage $7.92 2 $15.84
Carson-Dellosa Reading Comprehension Practice, Grades 7-8 (CD-404257) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Sharpie Tank Highlighters, Chisel, Yellow, Dozen (25005) • Staples Advantage $6.20 2 $12.40

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