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Ms. Schioppo from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Gift of Reading Part 2

Help me give my students leveled reading books and sight word games to practice their decoding skills

  • $166 goal

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My Students

My school is a middle school ranging from grades 6-8 located in West Harlem, with many of our students receiving free/reduced-price lunch. The students come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and many of the students are English Language Learners.

My students are intelligent, hard-working, and compassionate.

They enjoy hands-on learning experiences, opportunities to be creative, and taking on academic challenges. As their speech teacher, I want to be able to provide them with everything they need in order to be successful learners.

My Project

As a speech teacher, I am constantly working on literacy skills such as reading comprehension and written expression, however, the basis of these skills is the ability to read. With some students, we are working hard towards their reading fluency and phonological awareness skills so that they can begin to read and write independently.

My students who are working on reading skills have repeatedly requested high-interest books that match their reading level.

The books in this project were made specifically for that reason! These books belong to the Branches series from Scholastic and are high-interest books that my students picked themselves. Not only will it be great to have decodable books, but it's even better that these were requested by students. They are excited to read! Additionally, the sight word practice will increase reading fluency.

Ms. Schioppo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Ultimate 31 Qt. Latch Lid Storage Tote, Clear (110404) • Staples Advantage $26.39 1 $26.39
Lotus Lane Set of Three Paperback Books Includes #1 Kiki My Stylish Life, #2 Coco My Delicious Life & #3 Lulu My Glamorous Life • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Edupress Sight Words Splat Game Grades K-1 (EP63757) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Fire! Fire!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

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