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Mrs. Staud from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students books that we can share! I'm also interested in teaching my students Greek and Latin roots to broaden their reading vocabulary. The minilesson book will help during Reading Workshop.

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My Students

I am a teacher in a high poverty school where my students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the obstacles they face, my students enjoy school. School is their safe haven and it's the constant in their life.

Vocabulary is a real struggle for many of my students.

I want to give my students opportunities to increase their academic vocabulary. I think learning Greek and Latin roots will help them understand new words as they come across them in their independent reading. During Reading Workshop, we work on many strategies to deepen their understanding of what they are reading.

My Project

This project will give me, the teacher, resources that I need to help my students grow as readers and writers. Fountas and Pinnell just released a guide to help teachers plan minilessons for Reading Workshop. This will help me to plan lessons for my daily instruction. I also look forward to teaching my students about greek and latin roots to help them with unknown vocabulary.

Our favorite part of the day is our daily read aloud time!

I can't wait to add more picture books to our collection!! Sharing books each day builds community in our classroom and helps students deepen their comprehension.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 5 • Heinemann $99.00 1 $99.00
Spencer's New Pet • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Greek and Latin Root Words, Prefixes, & Suffixes Interactive Notebook Vocabulary • Teachers Pay Teachers $14.95 1 $14.95
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
ArtBin 6913AB 12" x 12" Storage Box w/ Handle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Mini Wooden Clothespins - 300-Piece Wood Clothes Pins Photo Pegs Set - Colorful Small Laundry Clothespin Clothes Clip with Springs for Art Projects, DIY Crafts - Multicolored, 1 x 0.25 x 0.125 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88

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