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Ms. Brizuela
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Book Reading Bonanza

My students need books to read with their buddy book reading project and a program "I have to read aloud books at home" to increase vocabulary and enhance fluency.

My Students

Half of my class is reading below grade level by almost 2 grades and many of their parents don't speak English so parents can't read to them.

Most of my students are of Hispanic descent and live in a suburb of a major city.

The children in my class are in the third grade and this year their performance on a statewide test will determine if they go on to the next grade level. About half of my class is reading below grade level.

My Project

I need books to have buddy reading days. This program I started in my class entails two students picking a book to read together, discussing it with questions they have or interesting finds they made while also reading at home. This is basically set up like a book club format. After reading several books students will create a poster of their favorite book so far, in an advertisement format or another of their choice. Students will also read chapter books with the cd that are way above their reading level to enhance vocabulary and to increase fluency, exposing the children to high quality children's literature. They will demonstrate comprehension by taking quizzes through accelerated reader computer program at our school.

This program will enhance comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary.

Lastly, it will motivate students to read and get them talking about. The kids will be exposed to literature they wouldn't normally read or be exposed to. When I used a similar program in the past I noticed, through test data that student vocabulary scores were some of the highest in the grade level.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ivy and Bean Super special Collection (Books 1-8) (Ivy Bean) • Amazon $70.74 2 $141.48
Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max 1 • Amazon $34.99 2 $69.98
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon $13.35 3 $40.05
Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things: Mister Max 1 • Amazon $13.07 3 $39.21
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $10.19 3 $30.57
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • Amazon $13.59 2 $27.18
The Year of Billy Miller • Amazon $13.53 2 $27.06
The Real Boy • Amazon $13.00 2 $26.00
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon $12.05 2 $24.10
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon $20.79 1 $20.79
Einstein the Class Hamster • Amazon $9.97 2 $19.94
Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog • Amazon $9.77 2 $19.54
Treasure Hunters • Amazon $8.99 2 $17.98
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon $17.98 1 $17.98
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon $8.78 2 $17.56
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck • Amazon $8.11 2 $16.22
Treasure Hunters • Amazon $15.88 1 $15.88
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon $7.19 2 $14.38
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $13.05 1 $13.05
The One and Only Ivan CD • Amazon $11.96 1 $11.96
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon $11.88 1 $11.88
Pippi Longstocking • Amazon $11.05 1 $11.05
Mysteries According to Humphrey • Amazon $5.39 2 $10.78

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This project will reach 18 students.

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