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Ms. Zacarias from San Antonio TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

U2ME and ME2U

My students need the You Read to Me, I'll Read to you series, The Fluency and Comprehension Partner Scripts, and a Portable CD player for the Listening Stations.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on September 16, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Here I go into a new school, to a new grade level, with a million new ideas. After completing my Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language I understood the great importance of cooperative learning. Kids NEED to work together. Especially kids who don't know very much English.

These students come from low-income families.

Putting the political aspect aside, Title I means these kids don't usually get the experiences they need because of lack of resources or money at their homes; we provide them with the experiences necessary to become long life learners. For example, we just came back from a field trip to the wildlife ranch. One of my second graders cried (literally cried) and when I asked her, "Why are you crying?" she said, "It's just that zebras are my favorite animal and I never thought I'd see one and I'm just so happy!" (all of this as she was bawling) These kids lack many things others don't, but that doesn't mean that we can't make it better at school.

My Project

Both the You Read to Me and I Read to You Series, and the Partner Fluency Reading will be used as reading stations. It's nothing new, students read to buddies all the time. But as an adult I always wonder if it ever gets awkward; sort of like You Read I Stare. With these books and fluency passages they'll both have a clear part when reading and there will be less waiting around for the other to finish and more helping.

Having these resources in my classroom will help my students become better readers.

Working with partners helps build relationships. It also provides an opportunity for them to work on their interpersonal communication skills :)

Ms. Zacarias
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FF478 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF479 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together • Amazon $13.15 1 $13.15
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fables to Read Together • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99

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