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Ms. Ford from Davie FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balancing the Reading Block

My students need these books for year round interactive read aloud lessons.

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade students in a middle class community with very involved parents. My students enjoy coming to school and learning. Most enter 3rd grade able to read with accuracy and ready to dive deeper into comprehension. My students have favorite books and authors and are motivated to read.

Third grade is the time they are eager to start reading longer chapter books.

They will spend long periods of time reading just for pleasure. They are delightful, respectful and responsible kids.

My Project

Students love to hear their teacher read books aloud and I love to see the look on my students faces as they listen. These books will transform my reading instruction. I will use this time when my students are most engaged to teach. As I read the book throughout the week I will model how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and more. Each week I will focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take my learners on a reading journey like never before.

The goal is to improve students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary development, grammar and writing using great books that include folktales, poetry, multi-cultural themes, character education and values.

Ms. Ford
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pinduli (ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31

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