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Ms. Bennett from Stuart FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Up the Mountain: Learning to Tackle Rigorous Texts

I need professional development books focused on literacy to help expand my skill set in moving students forward through rigorous texts.

  • $181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of busy, eager learners who are BRIGHT and INQUISITIVE!

Many of my students come from low-income backgrounds and qualify for free lunch; regardless of the challenges they face such as not having breakfast, dirty homes, dirty clothes, or absentee parents, they show up every day to learn and have transformed into avid readers who devour their books and persevering mathematicians who learn to never give up!

I am lucky to have such bright young minds with their millions of questions to answer daily. While they are challenged with learning deficits and attention deficits, they work hard to achieve results. They suffer from reading and math deficits that put them a year or more behind, but they have a raw passion for learning that I want to sustain this year and beyond!

My Project

My students are at an age where they quickly move through texts that go from being very simple to quite complicated, quickly! While phonics is a huge foundation focus in first grade, from my years teaching in second grade I know these students need more work with their comprehension. I chose these books for their focus on bringing the classroom (and comprehension of rigorous texts!) into the 21st-century in the hopes of better meeting my students' needs.

After utilizing these texts, I will be better equipped to help students move further in their reading and understanding of texts so they will be successful their entire school career!

Ms. Bennett
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Think Big With Think Alouds, Grades K-5: A Three-Step Planning Process That Develops Strategic Readers (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $32.25 1 $32.25
Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners, Grades K-12: Maximizing Skill, Will, and Thrill (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $31.00 1 $31.00
Who's Doing the Work?: How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5 (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80

Materials cost

$121.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$153.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.00

Total project goal

$180.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$180.01

1 Donor

-$90.00

Donations toward project cost

-$76.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

match offer

-$90.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.50

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$0.00

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