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

Accrelrated Reader Books for First Grade

The cost of 80 new Accelerated Reading books such as Hatie and the Fox, Addie's Bad Day, Just Me and My Puppy and many more is $444, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $444 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2007.

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I am a first grade teacher at a Chicago Public School. The school that I teach in, John T. Pirie, offers a wonderful program called Accelerated Reader. This is a great program that allows a student to read a level appropriate book and take a comprehension test afterwards. This program not only starts a love of books, it prepares students for standardized testing. My school currently has seventy-three first graders, and most are underprivileged and have no access to books at home. Many of our students do not have a library card or even someone to take to the library. My school's accelerated reader books for first grade are very limited. Due to the lack of level appropriate books for first grade, many students will not complete the program successfully. If my school had the funds to purchase at least one hundred new books for the program, I would be able to match students based on level and interest. First grade is a time where the foundation for the rest of a student's academic career is built. When a child is offered the right materials they will have the opportunity to succeed.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where the Wild Things Are • AKJ Educational Services $6.97 4 $27.88
Chick and the Duckling • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 4 $24.40
Hatie and the Fox • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 4 $24.40
Freckle Juice • AKJ Educational Services $3.92 4 $15.68
And I Mean It Stanley • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Frog and Toad are Friends • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
I Was So Mad • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Addie's Bad Day • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Biscuit • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
All By Myself • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Father Bear Comes Home • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
New House For Mole and Mouse • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Kiss For Little Bear • AKJ Educational Services $3.48 4 $13.92
Clifford, the Small Red Puppy • AKJ Educational Services $3.05 4 $12.20
Clifford, the Big Red Dog • AKJ Educational Services $3.05 4 $12.20
Just Grandma and Me • AKJ Educational Services $2.87 4 $11.48
Just Me and My Puppy • AKJ Educational Services $2.87 4 $11.48

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