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Mrs. Franchino from Cleveland OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Reading to Our Families

Help me give my students book bags and mini books to share their new reading skills with their families.

  • $271 goal

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My Students

I am a Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy Intervention teacher in an Urban public school where 100% of the students qualify for free lunch. The State of Ohio has implemented the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to ensure that all 3rd graders are reading at grade level before they can be promoted to 4th grade. The programs I work with are designed to help students reach this goal.

Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for first graders having extreme difficulty with early reading and writing.

Leveled Literacy Intervention is an intense, focused small group instruction in reading and writing. My students are eager to learn how to become fluent readers and writers. Despite starting the school year behind their classmates, my students work hard to close the achievement gap.

Watching my students learn how to read books is a joyful experience. They are always eager to take a book home to read for their families. Over the course of their lessons, Reading Recovery and LLI students transform their insecurities into confidence!

My Project

My reading recovery students are so proud of their new reading skills. One of their favorite activities is taking home a book they can confidently read so that they can read it to their families. In order to keep our books in good condition, we are in need of good, sturdy book bags. We would also like to make a book for our families to keep. The Mini-Books we are requesting would be a wonderful way to share our literacy skills at home.

We love to read to our family at home every day.

Having a special bag to transport our favorite books to and from school will keep our favorite books looking new. We will take very good care of our new bags!

Mrs. Franchino
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP116 - Sort & Store Book Totes - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 6 $149.94
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98
DT730 - Create-Your-Own Mini Books - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

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