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Mrs. Mcconnell from Waterloo SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Knowledge

Help me give my students this kit so that we can assess our reading behaviors and knowledge.

  • $714 goal

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My Students

Our school is a small, rural PreK through fifth-grade school with a student population of 246. The students here work hard and seem to always have a positive attitude about school. They enjoy learning new things and being a part of the community here. Being in a rural school makes it difficult for our students to participate in team sports that are offered in the closest town. Many of our students come from low-income homes, and they are faced with difficult situations.

Our students have good hearts, and our faculty and staff strive to give them as many opportunities for success as we possibly can.

Being at school is sometimes their only opportunity to see a different world other than the one that they live in every day.

My Project

This project is for the Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment kits, the Benchmark Assessment System. I do inclusion and go into the regular classroom to support teachers and students with special needs in the general education classroom. We only have one kit to share and it is often not available. I would like to have an assessment kit to assess students during our inclusion time.

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems provide teachers with precise tools and texts to observe and quantify specific reading behaviors, and then interpret and use that data to plan meaningful instruction.

Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student’s independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.

It is the most reliable resource to accurately and reliably identify each child’s instructional and independent reading levels according to the F&P Text Level Gradient, A–Z and document their progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems provide teachers with precise tools and texts to observe and quantify specific reading behaviors, and then interpret and use that data to plan meaningful instruction. I will use the magnetic bins and trays to organize my assessment materials.

Mrs. Mcconnell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 31 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3rd Edition • Heinemann Publishing $531.25 1 $531.25

Materials cost

$531.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$606.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.06

Total project goal

$713.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$713.73

2 Donors

-$145.47

Donations toward project cost

-$127.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.14

match offer

-$563.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$479.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.33

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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