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Mrs. Walsh from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of a variety of literacy manipulatives from Lakeshore Learning, including Prefix/Suffix Linking Cubes, a complete set of Word Endings Activity Kits, and Synonym Match-Ups, is [price], including shipping and [fulfillment].

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Our looping 4/5th grade classrooms departmentalize for Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The majority of the students that we service are below grade level in reading. We also teach a group of bilingual students who are developing English language skills and work with special education students in all classrooms. This year, I was given the Language Arts assignment. I see approximately one hundred students a day for Language Arts, and I have become painfully aware of the needs of my students. I have started an activity that we use two days a week, which I call Reading Centers. Most centers focus on the reading selection for the week. The other centers focus on reviewing skills taught previously. Teams of four students work together for ten minutes at each center. Therefore, I would like to purchase sets of material to be used at the centers throughout the year. This material will help my students to review the word recognition skills they learned throughout the year. The Prefix/Suffix Linking Cubes will target skills in using roots, prefixes and suffixes, word analysis, and decoding multi-syllable words. The Word Endings Activity Kit will help students to identify words in content, aid in vocabulary development, and work out irregular spelling patterns. The Match-up Cards will develop students' vocabulary, as well as their understanding of analogies and synonyms. The Reading for Meaning Match-up Puzzles will develop students' understanding of antonyms, homographs, irregular plurals, and homophones, while the Vocabulary Building Pocket Chart will help students to manipulate activity cards that reinforce identifying/defining prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, antonyms and homophones. The Write and Wipe vocabulary practice cards will challenge students to define words with multiple meanings, decode words using prefixes and suffixes, identify antonyms and use context clues to decode meaning of words, while Analogies tiles will aid students in identifying, analyzing and classifying analogies. Finally, the Reading tiles will provide focused practice for synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, suffixes, and similes. With these materials, my students will be able to work together in small cooperative groups to review essential word recognition skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG926 - Prefix/Suffix Linking Cubes Instant Cent • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50
GG670X - Upper Grades Reading Tiles for the Overh • Lakeshore Learning $75.00 1 $75.00
RR460X - Word Endings Activity Kits - Complete Se • Lakeshore Learning $55.00 1 $55.00
GG856 - Vocabulary Practice Cards - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
TY950X - Reading for Meaning Match-Up Puzzles - C • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG675 - Analogies Overhead Kit - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
AA453 - Vocabulary Building Pocket Chart Program • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LK297RD - Heavy-Duty Pocket Wall Chart - Red • Lakeshore Learning $18.95 1 $18.95
VC788 - Analogy Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
VC787 - Synonym Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95

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