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Mrs. Othon from Tucson AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Boys

Help me give my students some interesting books so they can learn to read! My students need high interest low level books to become more successful at reading.

  • $463 goal

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My Students

My third grade students come from various diverse backgrounds, but all are similar in the fact that they are learning English. They are English Language Learners who are learning to read at a grade level most students are reading to learn. Five out of 25 students receive special education services, while three more are being tested for learning disabilities.

The majority of my reading class are boys, and they are boys who happen to struggle with learning to read.

I want to provide them with every opportunity to be successful, and above all else, to love learning to read. Not only is it difficult to begin to learn to read in third grade, but especially when the interest, language, and ability level vary greatly. I would love to provide my students with interesting books at their level, so they can feel a sense of pride in their learning.

My Project

The readers in my class have already spent much of their elementary years feeling unsuccessful in reading, and in learning for that matter. I would like to provide these books for both small group instruction, as well as accountable, independent reading time. The majority of books they are successful in are basal readers, which at this point can be embarrassing to a struggling third grade student. The books I have requested are not only high interest, but also will help them with their decoding and comprehension skills. I know they will learn to love to read, and won't have to be ashamed for reading books at their level. Once my student's begin to feel successful in reading, the sky is the limit!

Mrs. Othon
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #28: High Tide in Hawaii • Amazon Business $6.53 7 $45.71
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • Amazon Business $5.99 7 $41.93
High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House 28) • Amazon Business $5.98 7 $41.86
Dinosaurs: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • Amazon Business $5.59 7 $39.13
Nate the Great • Amazon Business $5.02 7 $35.14
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • Amazon Business $4.99 7 $34.93
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.74 7 $33.18
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry & Mudge) • Amazon Business $4.74 7 $33.18
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.19 7 $29.33

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