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Mr. Fronczak from Canandaigua NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Big Impact with Big Books!

Help me give my students access to Lakeshore Word Family Big Books please.

  • $273 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the gift of teaching reading to students in Kindergarten and First Grade!

In our classroom we say, "Practice makes progress!" It's true - learning any new skill takes lots of practice.

Whether in-person or online, my readers work incredibly hard to construct pathways in their brains to learn how to read.

With their big smiles full of newly loose teeth, my readers practice manipulating sounds in words, reading words, and spelling them too! They also practice integrating their skills in text, reading and thinking about stories! This is challenging work for my readers and their courage and determination inspire me every day.

My Project

One tool we use to teach emerging readers is called a Big Book. Big Books get their name because... you guessed it- they're big! And that matters! The physical size of a Big Book helps the entire group to see the text better whether in-person or online. While an interactive whiteboard is another great tool that could accomplish something similar, a physical Big Book has an advantage! With a physical Big Book, we can model Concepts About Print including how to hold a book, open a book, where to start, where to go next, and how to turn the page!

In addition to helping teach Concepts About Print, Lakeshore's Word Family Big Book collection features 20 original titles that are intentionally written to include specific phonics pattern.

Your support of this project will have a big impact on my students' reading growth by providing them with new practice opportunities to apply their phonics skills in context! The texts also feature full-color illustrations that will keep my readers revisiting these books again and again!

Thank you for your consideration.

Mr. Fronczak
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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EE668 Lakeshore Word Family Big Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00

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