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Mrs. Rogers from Middlesboro KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students non-fiction and fiction texts and books to read independently.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

My students all have a moderate to severe intellectual disability. Their future isn't career or college based. Their future is life skills and independent living skills based. We work daily on academics, career skills, and independent living/life skills. The most important topic is their independence and ability to care for themselves. They do not know how to clean, cook, handle hygiene, wash clothing, etc. These are all skills that many of us take for granted. These essential life skills are a focal point for my students. They need to learn how to complete simple things like changing their clothing after an accident, washing their dirty clothing, making their own drink, making a simple food item or meal, basic communication skills, and self-care things like brushing teeth and flossing.

My Project

The books requested for the project will help my students improve their functional reading skills. These books are at levels that are appropriate for my students, based on their ability levels, and will help to encourage independent reading!

My students will use these books to practice daily silent or independent reading in my classroom.

My students practice sight words and functional reading (reading environmental print, etc). I want to encourage reading even when we are essentially non-readers! I really hope that exposure to text, both fiction and informational, at their ability level will help foster a love for reading. I really want to promote greater future independence and being able to read simple texts will immensely help with navigating the community, grocery shopping, reading signs, filling out forms, etc.

Mrs. Rogers
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $35.87 1 $35.87
New Set 12 Levelled Biography Readers Scholastic Easy Reader Biographies Teachers Supplies Reading History (Scholastic Teaching Resources, Easy Reader Biographies) by Danielle Blood (2007-05-03) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level D: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $21.31 1 $21.31
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Grade 1 E-J Reader Box Set - Awesome Animals (Scholastic Early Learners) • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Creation of the U.S. Constitution (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Paul Revere's Ride (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
George Washington: Leading a New Nation (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Boston Massacre (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Boston Tea Party (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of Jamestown (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Voyage of the Mayflower (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of George Washington: A Biography Book for New Readers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of Harriet Tubman: A Biography Book for New Readers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Book for New Readers • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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