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Mrs. Scasso from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Future Success

My students need support with their fluency, phonics, grammar and vocabulary to improve reading comprehension. Also, they can be rewarded with pencils to help promote positive results.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school provides students from grades 6-8th with an authentic, rich, and rigorous curriculum to help facilitate socially responsible 21st century learners. The students are aware that education is key to their future success in high school, college and beyond.

Our student and staff culture is rooted in love, support, responsibility, and improving ourselves each day through academics and social interaction.

We work collaboratively to meet the needs of all of our learners. Our students realize and understand the challenges they may face in academics and in the world, but they are determined and eager to overcome any obstacle that may challenge their future success.

My Project

The students I support enjoy listening to a variety of texts. When a topic that sparks their interest arises, they ask questions and do research on their own. However, many of the students struggle with reading comprehension because their emergent skills need to be improved. These skills include decoding, fluency, and vocabulary. My students are eager to read aloud, but their inability to decode unfamiliar words in a fluent manner hinder their comprehension skills.

The materials I have selected will provided a wealth of ideas, strategies and reinforcements to help strengthen these emergent skills needed to improve the students all around reading abilities.

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

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction (6th Edition) (Words Their Way Series) • Amazon Business $44.96 1 $44.96
RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Grammar Workbook: Grammar Grades 7-8 • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Phonics: Motivating Practice Packets That Help Intermediate Students Build Essential Decoding Skills to Succeed in Reading and Writing • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Boston Celtics 6-Pack Team Logo Pencil Set • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Oklahoma City Thunder Official NBA Standard 7" Pencils by Wincraft • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Los Angeles Lakers 6-pack NBA Pencils • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47

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