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Mrs. Chapman from Waterbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way to Success in Waterbury!

My students need these workbooks and novels because they will aid me in teaching fundamental concepts and skills that will help students increase their reading comprehension.

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

West Side Middle School in Waterbury is an urban middle school serving over 1,000 students in Connecticut's fourth largest city. The West Side Warriors often go without the school supplies and technology that would benefit them in the classroom, but despite hardships and obstacles, they strive to follow the school motto "Dream, Believe, Achieve, Make It Happen!!!" These students are more than deserving of a positive learning environment and the tools that will help them on their way to greatness.

My Project

These materials will help me plan lessons for English Language Arts in the 8th grade. As a district, we are far behind the state average for reading and writing achievement, and we work hard every day to build skills! This project would also provide novels for my students to read during self-selected reading time! We currently have a very limited school library, and I have been spending out of pocket to buy students books that are of high interest and are the correct comprehension level. These novels would mean the world to us and help students foster a love for reading!

Mrs. Chapman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Engage NY EL Grade 8 Classroom Collection - Module 4 (25 Books) • AKJ Education $182.32 1 $182.32
Engage NY EL Grade 8 Classroom Collection - Module 1 (25 Books) • AKJ Education $145.82 1 $145.82
35 Reading Passages for Comprehension: Context Clues and Figurative Language (Enhanced eBook) (eBook) • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core:: Grade 7-8 (eBook) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Spectrum Test Practice, Grade 8 (eBook) • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02

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