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Mrs. Sporrer from Grapevine TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stop the Summer Slide. Give a Book to a Child.

Help me give my students a book to take home for the summer. My PTA is working in conjunction with this Donor's Choose project to provide funds for every student to get a book for the summer.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a dual language program - some children are learning English and some Spanish. They learn together and help each other along the way. One of the ways we foster language acquisition is through reading. I love that they choose reading as a reward.

We encourage a love of reading and try to find opportunities to reward students with independent reading time.

We want to build a community that looks forward to reading. By funding this project you will help me to give every student a new book to take home of their summer. A book that they get to choose and that they WANT to read.

My Project

Students can lose a grade level of progress over the summer if they don't read. Access to books is the number one reason students don't read over the summer. We want to provide each student with a high interest book to take home and read!

By funding this project, you will be helping young readers to grow and capture the love of reading!

Many children, especially struggling readers, forget some of what they've learned or slip out of practice during the summer months. What is summer slide? Summer slide is the loss of academic skills over summer vacation. A 2007 Johns Hopkins study tracked low-income students making reading progress during the school year revealed that gains made slipped away during the summer months due to unequal access to summer learning opportunities and access to reading materials. During the school year, students have access through school and classroom libraries along with regular checks on reading progress by classroom teachers. Teachers spend much time with individual students, in both small and whole class settings, to hone in on teaching key skills that build up a child’s reading toolbox. These reading skills carry a student forward as they continue building lifelong reading habits throughout their school years and beyond.

Mrs. Sporrer
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $32.77 3 $98.31
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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