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Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing about Reading via E-Learning-8th Grade!

Help me give my students by providing me the teacher with additional mentor texts for read aloud during remote teaching.

  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are curious, playful, energetic, and excited; yet, they are nervous about the eighth grade and doing well academically so they can get admitted into a selective enrollment high school.

Because many of my kids have had a sibling with me before, they know my expectations for them.

They do their best to give one hundred percent academically. However, sometimes it is hard when they have responsibilities at home, like taking care of younger siblings or cooking the meals, while parents are working.

My Project

My students enjoy being read to but not having a variety of mentor texts at home (teacher home) has been difficult since we can not re-enter our school building. Help me by providing me Writing about Reading mentor texts to go along with those lessons so I can continue teaching my kids the importance of Writing and Reading and how they go hand-in-hand. Everyone loves being read to, and my beautiful 8th graders are no exception. Help me continue that momentum for the Love of reading and writing especially during this pandemic.

Mrs. Mendoza-Ramirez
Grades 6-8
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales (2015-08-01) • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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