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Mrs. Bradford from Pinson AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Being Proud to Read Aloud

Help me give my students picture books that help teach life lessons along with literacy skills.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

I teach 5th grade at a Title I school which means that most of my students are on free or reduced-price lunches. Due to limited funding, my students are limited to engaging books unless I use my personal money to purchase the engaging, interesting books.

When given the opportunity, my students never cease to amaze me of the abilities that they are capable of when they are given the right tools.

I find that my 5th-grade students tend to teach me more than I teach them every year. Because my students are limited in the resources they have access to, I can only imagine what they would accomplish if they were given the resources they actually wanted and thought were interesting.

My Project

The books that will be funded in this project are all picture books that will be used to focus on different literacy skills and life lessons. More specifically, some of the books teach students how to use a classroom library, how to establish a classroom community, or how to develop empathy towards each other.

In order for students to develop a love for reading, they must be exposed to a teacher who models love for reading.

When teachers read out loud to students it allows the teacher to model what it looks and sounds like while reading a book, along with strategies that help with comprehension, accuracy, and fluency. More importantly, read alouds encourage the students to develop a love of reading.

Mrs. Bradford
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 75 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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