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  • $705 goal

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Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Books Please!

My students need multiple copies of favorite books to support guided and partner reading and to encourage recreational reading!

My Students

Do you remember going to the school library when you were a child? Seeing the multitude of books belonging to all genre's, reading levels, and topics? Research has shown that when students have choices in reading books they are much more likely to develop a passion for reading. More books, please!

My students love books.

They are so eager to read and I want to keep that sentiment alive by expanding our classroom library. Our school did not have room in the budget to hire a librarian. The only access students have to books at school is within our classroom. As a first year teacher, I have tried my best to scavenge yard sales, and local goodwill's to give my students a bigger variety of books to choose from. This project will allow my students at all levels to have choices when selecting books for themselves.

My Project

The resources I have selected for this project will not only improve the quality and impact of our daily independent reading time but it will also increase engagement with instructional reading blocks. Our guided reading block requires that each student in the small group read the same text. Each student needs a copy of the text and that is something that we are lacking at this point. I want to make all aspects of the literacy block fun and engaging and the books I am printing out and stapling are not what my students or I had in mind. Help us stock our library so that my students receive the top-notch literacy instruction that they deserve.

In order for a reader to be successful and develop positive feelings toward literacy, it is essential that they read books at their "independent levels".

This means they must select a text in which they can accurately read and understand 98% of the words and plot. My students currently range from a level A to a level O. My students need books that will accommodate their various reading levels while engaging them with interesting plots. Help my students get the most out of their literacy block!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery #4 • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Bones and the Cup Cake Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Junie B. Jones''s First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Serie • AKJ Books $14.57 2 $29.14
Junie B. Jones''s Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 Barbara P • AKJ Books $14.57 2 $29.14
Junie B. Jones''s Third Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise • AKJ Books $14.57 2 $29.14
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Mercy Watson - Princess In Disguise • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Mercy Watson to the Rescue Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo, • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery-3/15 • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen and the Dinosaur Game • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Young Cam Jansen Ice Skate myst-More coming Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinkalicious the Princess of Pink Slumber Party • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinkalicious: Fairy House • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
School Rules! (Pinkalicious Series) Victoria Kann, Victoria • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinkalicious: Pinkie Promise • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Series Level • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1 S • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Fancy Nancy and the Mean Girl • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit and the Baby • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit and the Little Pup • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit Finds a Friend • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Goes to School • AKJ Books $2.91 4 $11.64
Biscuit Meets the Class Pet • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Plays Ball • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Takes a Walk • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Visits the Big City • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Wants to Play • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Wins a Prize • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit''s Big Friend • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit''s Day at the Farm • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit''s New Trick • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Biscuit Finds a Friend (Spanish edition) • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Clifford • AKJ Books $53.15 1 $53.15
Judy Moody • AKJ Books $35.46 1 $35.46
HH626 - Classroom Library Labels • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

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