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Ms. Engle from Friendship WI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Unleashing Literacy

Help me give my students the opportunity to fall in love with people and places they may only dream about.

  • $617 goal

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My Students

"The average child from a professional family hears 215,000 words per week; a child from a working-class family hears 125,000 words per week; and a child from a low income/poverty household hears 62,000 words per week."

"In middle-income neighborhoods the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1, in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 age-appropriate book for every 300 children.

Neuman, Susan B. and David K. Dickinson, ed. Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2. New York, NY: 2006, p. 31.

The students in my classroom struggle with generational poverty mind-set, book availability, and one on one booking reading at home. My project will establish a classroom library to foster the love of reading while equipping and empowering future leaders.

My Project

The resources listed in this project will allow all future students the opportunity to travel to destinations, discover cultures, grow emotionally, and socially through personal connections, inquiry and relationships throughout their journeys.

Reading is a fundamental literacy skills.

We should always encourage our students to read, and it shouldn't be dependent upon their individual literacy levels, ability to access books, or support systems.

The socio-economic status of the students in my classroom holds them back, please don't let access these tools continue the injustice. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ... Dr. Suess.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tales2go-Subscription Audiobooks Classroom License for K12 schools (35 licenses) • AKJ Education $250.00 1 $250.00
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 21 $122.64
Patricia Reilly Giff (7 Books) • AKJ Education $47.09 1 $47.09
What Was...? (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
Let It Shine Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87

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