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Ms. McGehee from Durham NC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring to New Heights in Reading and Writing

My students need 15 reading and writing materials such as Comprehension and Critical Thinking Activities, a Hamburger Paragraph Chart, and Build a Paragraph Flip Book.

  • $522 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

Picture yourself living in a poor, inner city neighborhood, being raised by one parent and experiencing severe challenges in learning.  The children in my K-5 special education classes experience these, and more serious, challenges daily.  We are a Title 1 school in which 98% of students qualify for free meals.  And our North Carolina school district announced in Spring '09 that it is facing the most severe budget challenge in its history.

As more and more students are admitted to special education classes in our school, we find ourselves without the resources needed to diversify instruction for such a wide range of ages and abilities. At the same time, our teacher ranks have been thinned so that the special education staff is having a hard time meeting the very individualized needs of these students.

In order to accommodate the reading and writing goals of all of our exceptional students, we need the structured and independent materials listed in this project.  We have the possibility of increasing reading levels by two or more years if we can obtain materials which will help us teach many diverse students at the same time. These materials would enable our students to soar to levels that they only dream of now.  And make no mistake; all of our students are poised and ready to fly.  We do not have a single student who will waste or devalue these materials.

Your generosity will enable a significant number of students from this school and community to leap into success and carve out a future of contribution and citizenship. Thank you for helping to wipe out the effects of poverty and disability and clear the way for a bright future for our students.

Ms. McGehee
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD709 - Read for Comprehension! Fiction Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
BG278 - Hamburger Paragraph Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
GG139 - Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 2 $25.90
DD957 - Correct the Sentence! Daily Journal - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $3.29 3 $9.87
DD959 - Correct the Sentence! Daily Journal - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning $3.29 3 $9.87
DD238 - Capitalization & Punctuation Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
CV207 - Daily Paragraph Editing Practice - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
CV206 - Daily Paragraph Editing Practice - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
CV205 - Daily Paragraph Editing Practice - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
BA374 - Building Spelling Skills Reproducible Activities - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
BA373 - Building Spelling Skills Reproducible Activities - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
BA372 - Building Spelling Skills Reproducible Activities - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
CS504 - Comprehension and Critical Thinking Activities - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
CS503 - Comprehension and Critical Thinking Activities - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
DD707 - Read for Comprehension! Nonfiction Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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