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Ms. O'Hara from Franklin TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today's Readers...Tomorrow's Leaders

My students need many opportunities to expand their vocabulary, and these leveled books provide actual pictures and information necessary to help them succeed.

  • $608 goal

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My Students

You can make a brighter future! Your gift would provide a great opportunity for high-quality, nonfiction resources for children in need.

Many of my students work hard each day to overcome language barriers while establishing English vocabulary.

The majority lives in poverty and has little or no literacy resources at home. Our school district rezoned the boundary lines for each school, and the demographics of our school have changed. Our enrollment increased by over 100 students. Our ELL population has doubled, and our economically disadvantaged student enrollment has increased.

My Project

During small group Guided Reading activities, the introduction of nonfiction books provides actual photographs that are critical as the students are exposed to new information. These informational pages, with pictures and labels, help make connections that link prior learning with new concepts. In order to build background knowledge and increase comprehension, it is important to provide explicit instruction on the use of text structure and model what good readers do to get information. With the recent shift to Common Core Standards, all students will be challenged to build knowledge through content-rich nonfiction text. The new Common Core Standards move the percentage of informational text use to 50% at the elementary level. Therefore, it is critical that my students be exposed to many nonfiction resources on a daily basis. These informational books will provide opportunity for them to build vocabulary, background knowledge, and promote further academic success.

It is my hope that through your generosity my students will have an opportunity to a brighter future.

I believe all students can succeed when given the proper tools. YOU can MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Ms. O'Hara
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 30 students.

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EG482 - Nonfiction Science Leveled Readers - Levels D-I • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 6 $239.70
EG481 - Nonfiction Math Leveled Readers - Levels D-I • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 6 $239.70

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