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Mrs. Gayer from Fort Gibson OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Rocket Science

Help me give my students lessons on helping with multisensory language development to become non-struggling readers.

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are like any other,however, they are struggling readers. They try very hard and want to be able to read like their friends.

Every student is unique in their own way.

Some are driven while others are not. Some get extra practice at home with parents while others do not. Some are close to getting out of Title 1 Reading while others are not.

Some have reading disabilities but they are not diagnosed. They need extra reading practice daily than the non-struggling readers.

My Project

1 in 5 Oklahomans are functionally illiterate. If comprehensive reading instruction is taught by the third grade than 90% of at-risk children can overcome their reading difficulties.

These resources have been proven to show significant growth in all areas of reading skill.

Struggling readers are able to achieve and maintain better decoding, word recognition, reading fluency, reading comprehension and spelling. The components include reading, spelling, comprehension, phonological processing, morphology and handwriting.

These lessons are an Orton Gillingham Approach to reading instruction that helps struggling readers. They are evidence based lessons to help struggling readers with multi-sensory language deficits. Reading is rocket science!

Mrs. Gayer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Orton-Gillingham Educators' Guide • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Coogam Magnetic Letters 208 Pcs with Magnetic Board and Storage Box - Uppercase Lowercase Foam Alphabet ABC Magnets for Fridge Refrigerator - Educational Toy Set for Classroom Kids Learning Spelling • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Phonics Drill Cards - Green • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Blast Off to Reading!: 50 Orton-Gillingham Based Lessons for Struggling Readers and Those with Dyslexia • Amazon Business $28.02 1 $28.02
35 Lesson Plans - An Orton-Gillingham Reading & Spelling Program • Amazon Business $26.02 1 $26.02
Building The Foundation: The Alphabet: An Orton-Gillingham Based Program for Students Learning English with Dyslexia (Great Word House) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
I Can Read - Book A, Orton-Gillingham Based Reading Lessons for Young Students Who Struggle with Reading and May Have Dyslexia (I Can Fly) • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
"I Can Fly - Reading Program, Book B: Orton-Gillingham Based Reading Lessons for Young Students Who Struggle with Reading and May Have Dyslexia • Amazon Business $18.45 1 $18.45
Learning The Alphabet Sequence: Lower Case (Great Word House) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00

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