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Mrs. Newhouse from St Paul Park MN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Teaching Tools for Small Group Instruction

I need these teaching tools to expand my understanding of guided reading and phonics/word study instruction.

  • $718 goal

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My Students

We are a special school centrally located within our small community. Our students and staff are always willing to learn. Our staff is dedicated to student achievement. We also believe in building strong relationships within our community and our school.

Our students are resilient, hard working, caring children.

We function as a team and we always work together. We strive to do our best everyday as we believe in a growth mindset.

We take pride in our diversity and work hard to achieve our goals. Our primary team works together to align our teaching practices and create a shared understanding around best practices.

My Project

We will use this materials to understand, plan and prepare for guided reading instruction. We make time to meet with students in small groups everyday, with the Next Step Forward in Guided Reading we can be better prepared to work with students at their instructional levels.

One of the major components of small group instruction is words study and phonics instruction.

We know that some our students need a more explicit and systematic approach to learning phonics. It makes perfect sense to integrate the phonics instruction within the small group setting. It also will help the students immensely if we can embed the word study within text.

Mrs. Newhouse
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics • Amazon Business $35.09 9 $315.81
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader • Amazon Business $28.38 9 $255.42

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