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Mrs. Chris White from Rome GA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

School's Out for Students, But...NOT for this Teacher!

I need quality professional learning text to improve my literacy instruction. Books like From Striving to Thriving Writers, Writer's Read Better, and Genius Hour are exactly what I need to meet my summer learning goals.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is a culturally rich school, with a diverse population of 580 students, in Pre-K through sixth grade.

Our Title I school population has 92% of students qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunches and a high concentration of English Language Learners.

We also serve two foster group homes, for temporary and long-term placement of homeless children.

We do not see these statistics as roadblocks. We see them as additions to our rich diversity. Together we will help students to develop to their fullest potential: Creative, problem-solving, compassionate adults.

My Project

The books I am requesting come highly recommended to improve reading and writing instruction. When questioned on Facebook 's learning communities, "What is your top go-to professional development book?" The answer was unanimous: From Striving to Thriving, by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward.

My students need a teacher who is constantly striving to give them the best literacy instruction possible.

As an educator, it is important to stay up to date on the latest research and instructional strategies. These books From Striving to Thriving, Writers Read Better, and Genius Hour will help me gain new strategies to improve my literacy instruction for the 2018-2019 school year. Please help me get the books I need to meet my summer reading goals.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Planner 2018-2019 8.5 x 11 Hardcover - Dated 2018 May, June, July to June 2019 Academic Calendar Year - Daily Weekly & Monthly Spiral Planner with Stickers - Pages in Color | by Tools4Wisdom Planners • Amazon Business $39.45 1 $39.45
From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers • Amazon Business $35.65 1 $35.65
Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
The Genius Hour Guidebook: Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88

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