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Ms. Paruta from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need more engaging read alouds to go along with our Guided Readers Curriculum. These read alouds will help my students develop strong literacy skills, such as: fluency, comprehension, phonemic awareness and interactive writing.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

I teach a group of Kindergarten students; the majority of them come from low-income families, which means many of them deal with challenges at home. One of the challenges is that these students are limited to resources at home, which is why it is important to provide them with developmentally appropriate materials in their school environment.

The students in my classroom are extremely hard working and come to school each and every day eager to learn and succeed.

I strive to provide my students with a welcoming and comfortable learning environment filled with endless opportunities to explore, create, and learn in many ways.

My Project

Every child loves to read a good story and it's even better when they can relate to it. Our schools current reading curriculum does not provide engaging read alouds for my students, because the stories are outdated, which makes it difficult for my students to relate to.

My classroom is in need of these modern and engaging stories to go along with our guided reading program.

Members of my teaching team have found and purchased a supplemental reading program on their own that utilizes engaging read alouds that will allow my students to develop strong literacy skills. These books, which are a part of the reading program, will enhance my students reading, because they will be able to choose books to help them enjoy whole group and independent reading time. I strive to strengthen my students reading ability at a young age and the best way to do that is by providing them with engaging stories that will make them want to read more. These read alouds will give my students the opportunity to make text to self connections, which will help them better understand the stories we are reading.

I will use these read alouds on a daily basis in my classroom, so that my students can grow to love reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Too Much Glue • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Book with No Pictures • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Duck for President (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
The Easter Bunny's Assistant • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Rhyming Dust Bunnies • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Unplugged • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
How to Get Your Teacher Ready • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Ralph Tells a Story • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Pirates Don't Change Diapers • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion (Knuffle Bunny Series) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
How I Became a Pirate • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hello Ocean • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tacky the Penguin • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wolf's Chicken Stew • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Piggie Pie! • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Tally O'Malley (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
The Three Billy Goats Fluff • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever―or Snack Time? • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85
First Day Jitters (Mrs. Hartwells classroom adventures) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Abe Lincoln's Hat (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.92 1 $3.92

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