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Ms. Marassa from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words Within a Minute

Help me give my students a fluency kit to improve their reading rates.

  • $241 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Dr. Seuss so wonderfully proclaimed, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." My students are eager to learn how to read on their own! We can help by providing the resources they need to reach their goals.

My students are bright, motivated and one-of-a-kind individuals.

They put a smile on my face each and every day, and they all enjoy coming to school and succeeding in the classroom. I feel so blessed to be their special education teacher and I am lucky to work in such a rewarding field.

Even though it has become extremely difficult and sometimes frustrating to educate without needed supplies, our students still come to school eager to learn. Our school rarely has extra funding for enriching material and if they do, the funds are used for older students. Many of my students' families will never have additional money to purchase educational materials; therefore, I hope to be able to provide a fun and interesting way of learning so my students can succeed in life.

My Project

I am asking for a fluency kit for my students to improve their reading rates and to become more confident fluent readers. Becoming a fluent reader is gaining the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically. They group words quickly to help them gain meaning from what they read.

This will not only enhance by students words per minute rate but it will also enhance their comprehension by understanding what is it they are reading.

By funding this project, you will be providing us with the tools we need to help our students become confident, fluent, and independent readers!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WILSON FLUENCY / BASIC KIT • Wilson Language $159.00 1 $159.00

Materials cost

$159.00

Vendor shipping charges

$12.72

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$204.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.02

Total project goal

$240.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$240.12

1 Donor

-$102.05

Donations toward project cost

-$102.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$120.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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