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Ms. Buckley from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Books for Struggling Readers

My students need a variety of big books for shared reading to help develop their oral language, including an understanding of rhyming and vocabulary.

  • $253 goal

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My Students

I work at a diverse, urban Title I school in Louisville, Kentucky; our students are African American, white, Hispanic, and from other races. We have many students who are learning English as a second language. Our school is in an area with high poverty. More than 93 percent of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

All the students I work with are struggling readers; however, despite their struggles, they are eager to learn and work hard each day.

My students face many barriers to academic success, but it is my goal to help them succeed and reach proficiency.

My Project

These big books will be used for shared reading. Shared Reading helps struggling readers develop an understanding of stories and the language used in books.

Shared Reading of big books can help struggling readers develop their oral language, including rhyming and vocabulary.

Each of these big books are about everyday concepts and ideas; providing students with access to stories about familiar, relatable topics will help to engage even the most struggling readers in our shared reading of the text.

In addition, these big books will be used to develop students' concepts about print, such as one-to-one matching, return sweep, and identification of known letters and words.

Ms. Buckley
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK335 - The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Big Book by Don and Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
BK6528 - The Napping House Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK342 - Quick as a Cricket Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BB198 - The Cow That Went Oink Big Book by Bernard Most • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
BK273 - Silly Sally Big Book by Audrey Wood • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.95 1 $26.95
BK660 - Big Red Barn Big Book by Margaret Wise Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BK428 - What I Like About Me! Big Book by Allia Zobel-Nolan • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.99 1 $20.99

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