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Ms. O. from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books 3!

My students need 37 books, including works by Judy Blume, Cynthia Rylant, Neil Gaiman and Kevin Henkes.

  • $413 goal

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I consider myself as a “D teacher". A “D teacher", you might ask? I feel I am a “D teacher” because I am a Determined, Dedicated, and Driven to do what it takes to help my students succeed! This year I have been putting my efforts towards helping my 5th grade students become proficient readers. To do this, I have selected a wide variety of books that will help students build important reading skills. Right now, I don’t have the books I need in order to teach literacy in the way that I have come up with. That is why I am working to bring rich literature into my classroom that will help me teach my students crucial literacy skills that they need in order to be successful readers and learners. I plan to use the requested books in my 5th grade classroom, wherever I teach. Critical comprehension skills, including plot, inferring, summarizing and drawing conclusions are skill students often struggle with. To help with this, I have chosen a variety of books to use to teach these skills. The books I am requesting are highly engaging and will be great for modeled read alouds, where I will teach students the new skills. Then students can read the books during independent reading. Your help with this project will make it possible for my students to learn important reading skills though the use of enriching reading materials. These resources will encourage and support the development of students who are proficient readers. Thank you for your consideration and desire to help make a difference in students lives!

Ms. O.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crossing Bok Chitto Tim Tingle, Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School Judy Sierra, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Walter Was Worried Laura Vaccaro Seeger • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Show Way Jacqueline Woodson, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs Betty G. Birney, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Scarecrow and His Servant Philip Pullman, Peter Bailey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Jeanne Birdsall • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Paul B. Janeczko (Compiler) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Read a Rhyme, Write a Rhyme Meilo So (Illustrator), Selected by Jack Prelutsky • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Carmine: A Little More Red Melissa Sweet • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Living Color Steve Jenkins, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
The Summer My Father Was Ten Pat Brisson, Andrea Shine (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Hey World, Here I Am! Jean Little, Sue Truesdell (Illustrator), Susan G. Truesdell (Illustrator), Sue Fruesdell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Everything I Know about Pirates Tom Lichtenheld, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
What's with This Room? Tom Lichtenheld • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Hate English! Levine, Steve Bjorkman, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Pumpkin Jack Will Hubbell • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Koala Lou Mem Fox, Pamela Lofts (Illustrator), Pamela Lotts (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Now One Foot, Now the Other Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Grandfather Twilight Barbara Helen Berger, Barbara Helen Berger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator), Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
The Art Lesson Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Up North at the Cabin, Vol. 1 Marsha Wilson Chall, Steve Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Going Home Eve Bunting, David Diaz, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Pain and the Great One Judy Blume, Irene Trivas, Irene Trivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes Floyd Cooper • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds Cynthia Rylant, Barry Moser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
First the Egg Laura Vaccaro Seeger • Barnes and Noble $7.34 1 $7.34
Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County Janice N. Harrington, Shelley Jackson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore Jenny Offill, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Glitch in Sleep (The Seems Series #1) John Hulme, Michael Wexler, Gideon Kendall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19

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