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Mrs. Clift from Glendale NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books, Big Readers

The cost of big books for class readings is $387, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $387 goal

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I am a first grade teacher. Unfortunately I do not have the materials I need to be able to teach my class well. One of the things we could use best is big books. We gather together on the mat and read aloud together. We share the text of a book whose illustrations and print are big enough for all to see. We use this to study words, understand literature, talk about a story, notice beginning letters, word family words, spelling patterns, word endings, how the picture supports the text and gives us clues- the essence of the skills needed to become readers. Because I do not have enough big books to prompt all these skills, I substitute with charts I have written myself. This does not really work because they do not have the form of a book, they cannot make predictions of what will come next, they do not have the illustrations that support the text and enable logical predictions. It does not lend itself to the discussion of literature. The Wright Group has many big book packs that would be very helpful to my class. The print is large and more easily decoded. The illustrations are clear and bright and are a natural prompt to the emergent reader. I am hoping someone will donate appropriate big books to our class to help us learn all these invaluable reading skills.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Big Book Set • McGraw-Hill/Wright Group/SRA $265.53 1 $265.53

Materials cost

$265.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$316.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.53

Total project goal

$386.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.26

3 Donors

-$365.48

Donations toward project cost

-$316.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.80

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$0.00

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