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Mrs. Baker-Dykes from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Seller Books for Baker's Buddies

My students need more books. These high-interest, thought-provoking texts are ideal for student discussions.

  • $459 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, curious readers who love discovering new books. When I bring in new titles by their favorite authors, they don't even make it to the shelf. Students are coming up to me and asking to read them as soon as possible.

Nothing beats seeing the excitement in my students when I showcase new books.

Having a high-interest classroom library filled with a variety of genres opens so many doors for students. The power of words and the potential impact books can have on kids is limitless.

My Project

The requested books such as, "The Bell in the Bridge" and "The Bad Mood and the Stick" will make a big impact in my classroom. My classroom library is a popular place to be. Students love looking for new books and recommending books to each other. During our reading workshop time, students engage in interactive read alouds, independent reading, and guided reading.

Interactive read alouds are the foundation of literacy instruction in my classroom.

During this time students are engaging in specific strategic actions as they make meaning from the text. As they hear the text being read aloud they are analyzing, inferring, predicting, synthesizing, and critiquing.

All of the books that have been selected were chosen because of the rich discussions students can have about the texts. Many of these books are written by my students’ favorite authors. Students will be able to select books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

The best way to accelerate reading ability is to practice and read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow as readers. This project will definitely help my students continue their love of reading.

Mrs. Baker-Dykes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bell in the Bridge • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Love • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Bad Mood and the Stick • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
You Belong Here • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
This Moose Belongs to Me • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
The Heart and the Bottle • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
House Held Up by Trees • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dear Girl, • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Little Red • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Windows • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Du Iz Tak? (E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The War that Saved My Life • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Leo: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Life • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Wolfie the Bunny • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Noisy Night • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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