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Ms. Burke from Ashland MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Build Vocabulary, Reading Skills, and Classroom Community!

Help me give my students 39 picture books that will be used to teach vital reading skills such as inferring, making predictions, point of view, and so much more!

  • $525 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2019.

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My Students

My sweet, smart, booking-loving students in my third grade classroom! Out of my 23 students, 6 of them receive reading and writing services, 3 receive math interventions, 2 receive speech services. Some love sports, some love dancing, and some love video games.

Despite the varying needs and interests in my classroom, I have found that we all can find a common ground and joy in read.

My students love being read to, reading to themselves and reading to each other. They love talking about books, making connections to stories, and learning lessons from the books we read. They are always eager to learn and read more.

My Project

As our students grow older and develop the ability to read on their own, the amount of time spend reading aloud to them often decreases, both at home and in school. Independent reading frequently becomes the focus of parents and teachers when students reach the upper elementary grades. Although independent reading time is vital to student success, so is read aloud time. This project will help me to increase the amount of time my students get read to each day.

Quality read aloud books give students the opportunity to build their vocabulary, hear fluent and expressive reading, and to practice reading skills.

The books I am requesting for my classroom are all high quality mentor texts that will help me to teach my students essential reading skills such as inferring, making predictions, understanding point of view, and identifying central message. These skills are vital to student' success in reading, both in the classroom and beyond.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pinduli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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