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Ms. LaCasse from Palm Springs FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reources for English Language Learners

My students need resources for English Language Development in reading, speaking and writing.

  • $796 goal

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My Students

My students are from a small town in Palm Beach County and come from a variety of different economic backgrounds where 91% of students are on free and reduced-price lunch. Some students come into class without knowing any English! This has been the story for many of my students this past school year. Although I have students from various backgrounds, my school did receive new students who were displaced because of Hurricane Maria this school year. These students have moved to Florida because of devastation and destruction to their home and school in Puerto Rico. This effect has given these children a new home, school, friends, language, and culture. I have been enjoying supporting my newest students. After giving them time to feel welcome to our school and community, I have found areas where I can help them grow and develop within their overall academics including reading, writing and learning to speak English. I love to watch all the growth and accomplishments of every child, every day. Year after year, my heart only grows bigger for all of my students with each year of teaching. Every child has a special place in my heart.

My Project

Every year I have students who are new to the country and need some resources to help them learn English. This year, many of them have been displaced because of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Sequencing Flash Cards Photo Action and Self-Help Skills Sequence Cards will provide an opportunity for me to work with my students in a small group where they feel comfortable beginning to learn the language. The cards provide activities for the students to engage in learning to read, write, listen, and speak. The storage bins will be a great place to keep the cards and books we are requesting. La Princesa and the Pea, Ada Twist, Scientist, Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day, Wonder, Last Stop on Market Street,- these are some of the book titles that will promote diversity and allow students to see characters in a non-traditional form where princesses are speaking Spanish, girls are scientists and engineers and diverse characters and cultures are represented to allow students to make connections with various characters. These allow students the opportunities to speak and share thoughts and opinions for each various charcters from the books. The Fountas and Pinnell prompting guides one and two, reading and writing strategies books and intervention books will give students explicit areas they can zone in on and see strategies to help them learn. The Phonics, Word Study Guide, Learn a Language DVD and Vocabulary Builder allows students to see how the English language works and applications for its use.

Ms. LaCasse
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stages Learning Materials Language Builder Sequencing Flash Cards Photo Action and Self-Help Skills Sequence Cards for Autism Education and ABA Therapy • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
DII Non-Woven Fabric Storage Bins with Removable Bottom, Small-Set of 2, Pineapple Gold on Pink, 2 Piece • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide Part 2 for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing (The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guides) • Amazon Business $36.88 1 $36.88
Understanding Texts and Readers: The Complete Comprehension Handbook • Amazon Business $35.09 1 $35.09
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers • Amazon Business $32.90 1 $32.90
Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide, Part 1 for Oral Reading and Early Writing (Fountas & Pinnell Literacy) • Amazon Business $30.42 1 $30.42
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $27.93 1 $27.93
40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K-6 Students: Research-Based Support for RTI a lesson planning resource to increase literacy levels • Amazon Business $24.71 1 $24.71
The Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study Guide • Amazon Business $24.36 1 $24.36
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ (An Actionable Guide to Implementing the PLC Process and Effective Teaching Methods) • Amazon Business $20.55 1 $20.55
Paper Mate 1958764 InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Black, 10-Count • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Crayola Washable FingerPaints, 6 Count 8 oz. • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Learn A Language: Numbers, Colors & More DVD by Rock 'N Learn - Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German & English (6 languages on one DVD) • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Siser Easyweed Stretch White 15" x 3' Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll Coaches World • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
I Can Only Imagine (picture book): A Friendship with Jesus Now and Forever • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Roaring Spring Enviroshades 8.5" x 11.75" Pink Legal Pads, 3/pack • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Verbs Flash Cards: 40 Action Language Photo Cards • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day for Grades 2-3: 180 Reproducible Cartoons That Expand Students’ Vocabularies to Help Them Become Better Readers and Writers • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
When God Made You • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Pink • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Metallic Gold • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - White • Amazon Business $5.04 1 $5.04
BIC Susan G Komen Atlantis Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Pink, 4-Count • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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