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Mrs. Tharp from Pekin IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Love of Reading in Second Grade

Help me give my students new high interest books that they can dive into!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need a variety of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and high interest titles that students will be excited to read.

My students are second graders with hearts of gold and eager to learn.

They come in the door everyday with smiles on their faces, in spite of the challenges they face everyday. My students come from a small community with vast socio-economic diversity. My school is currently about 70% poverty and many students are considered at-risk. They are full of curiosity and wonder. They ask questions, want to learn more about topics that interest them and are curious to research.

My Project

In our Reader's Workshop, which is 60 minutes a day, the students are able to read self-selected books during Independent reading time. They are also engaged in a variety of literacy activities such as listening to books, literacy games, writing about reading, researching their topics of interest, and guided reading with the teacher. In funding this project, you will be putting high interest books in the hands of children that are eager to learn. They will have books that they can read during Independent reading time that are at their current reading level. I am requesting a variety of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and high interest titles that students will be excited to read.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Step Into Reading: Nonfiction (50 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $183.70 1 $183.70
The Flying Beaver Brothers (6 Books) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
Falling Up • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
A Light in the Attic • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Toasting Marshmallows • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Pizza the Size of the Sun Poems • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Poems to Dream Together / Poemas para sonar juntos • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Festival Poems • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The New Kid on the Block • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Classic Poems to Read Aloud • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Happy Halloween, Biscuit! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What a Day It Was at School! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Biscuit's Valentine's Day • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Don't Read This Book, Whatever You Do! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's Snowy Day • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit in the Garden • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Goes Camping • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's Day at the Farm • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Feeds the Pets • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit's New Trick • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit Loves the Library • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Bug in Teacher's Coffee • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Bathtime for Biscuit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
It's Snowing! It's Snowing! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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