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Mrs. Fredricks from Gardena CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robust Radical Readers

My students need materials to enhance our reading program which will allow them to develop their fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.

  • $363 goal

This project expired on December 5, 2016.

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My Students

I want all of my students to think of themselves as readers and writers.

I work hard to foster a passion for learning in my students and to create a safe learning environment where they will be able to grow and progress.

The majority of my students are Latino and for many English is their second language. This year I have a number of African American students as well. Our school provides free breakfast and lunch to all students. The parents of my students are hard workers and want the best for their children. Many of them work long hours trying to provide for their families. I have a wide range of reading abilities in my class from non-readers to those who are on or slightly above grade level. My goal is to meet each child where they are and to help them grow and develop as a student.

My Project

While my school has a language arts curriculum, it needs to be supplemented in several areas, especially to meet the new common core standards.

The books I have requested will enable me to enhance and enrich my language arts program and allow my students to become the robust radical readers and writers that I know they can be!

These books include both teacher and student materials.

I am eager to incorporating these new lessons into my curriculum. For example the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension program uses an inquiry process with classic childrens' books to help students move from basic understanding of texts to critical analyses. I am also looking forward to using Writing Mini-Lessons for Second Grade: The Four-Blocks® Model in my Writers Workshop. Vocabulary Ladders: Understanding Word Nuances, Level 2 will help my students expand their vocabulary for both reading and writing.

The student workbooks and materials will give my students the multiple opportunities to practice and master the skills they need. Some of these will be used for homework such as the Spectrum books.

Your generous donation will greatly improve the reading and writing program in our Second grade classroom and you will ultimately help increase the overall academic achievement of my students.

Thank you!

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program - Primary 1 • Amazon Business $30.47 1 $30.47
Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program - Primary 2 • Amazon Business $28.78 1 $28.78
Learning Resources Reading Fluency Card Set Grade 2 • Amazon Business $20.45 1 $20.45
Writing Mini-Lessons for Second Grade: The Four-Blocks® Model (Four-Blocks Literacy Model) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns • Amazon Business $15.82 1 $15.82
The World Is Your Oyster • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated): Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education (Core Knowledge Series) • Amazon Business $15.05 1 $15.05
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Card Set 1 • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Vocabulary Ladders: Understanding Word Nuances, Level 2 • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Common Core Connections Language Arts, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Spectrum Reading Workbook, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Did You Say Pears? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
There's a Frog in My Throat: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Reading Comprehension Grade 2 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Scholastic Success With Grammar, Grade 2 • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20

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