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Ms. Talend from Lawrenceville GA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Teacher Summer: Reading

I need professional development books and supplies for the kids.

  • $302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a very culturally and economically diverse group of sweet and silly 7th grade students in a close-knit family-oriented community. My students constantly amaze me with their willingness and desire to learn. This school year the kids seem to be most enthused about the escape room activities we did together in class. At the end of each escape room, I would hear, "Can we do this again?" As a result of this, I learned how to make my own escape rooms.

My favorite part of professional learning and development is that moment when the students ask, "Can we do this again?" To get there, I spend my summers and most of fall reading, preparing, and planning for the upcoming year, which is why I put this project together.

My Project

In my last project, I asked for more books to support my students. I realized that I also need to update my own professional development library and find some books to keep my teaching practices alive. I plan to use these books to inform my reading instruction. As students are reading their new books, I will be planning meaningful and exciting reading instruction for them. I can't wait for the summer to read these new books, but I am equally excited for the kids to get back and for us to get started reading!

Ms. Talend
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 • Amazon Business $30.72 1 $30.72
Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series • Amazon Business $23.58 1 $23.58
Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers • Amazon Business $23.21 1 $23.21
CRUODA Acrylic Sign Display Holder Menu Holders Table Card Holders Photo Frames Ad Frames (6x4 inches 12pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Miami Colors, Sticks and Resticks, Great for Reminders, Large Pack, 3 in. x 3 in, 24 Pads/Pack, 70 Sheets/Pad (654-24SSMIA-CP),Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.08 1 $19.08
Samsill 200 Clear Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Reinforced 3 Hole Design Plastic Page Protectors, Archival Safe, Top Load for 8.5 x 11 Inch Sheets, Box of 200 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, Blue, Pink, Green, Orange, Sticks and Resticks, Great for Windows, Doors and Walls, 3 in. x 3 in, 12 Pads/Pack, 90 Sheets/Pad (654-12SSMIA),Multicolor • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
School Smart Poster Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White, Pack of 25 - 1371698 • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
The Westing Game: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89

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