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Mrs. Ming from Marthasville MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Love of Reading

Help me give my students a variety of books on their appropriate level!

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Something I love about my second graders is their desire to learn and grow! They have different personalities, interests and they all learn at different academic levels. Although they are all unique and individual, they each bring something important to our classroom community and team. Despite their differences, they all share a love of learning and are ready to support each other personally and academically. I love reading and want to pass that love of books on to my students, so our classroom is filled with both fiction and non-fiction books.

In order to create this love of books, students must have access to books that interest them and are on their “reading level”.

Books on their level allow them to be able to read fluently, comprehend what they are reading and learn reading skills, strategies and life lessons from the text. With access to a variety of books, my students will be more able to read to one another, to themselves and most importantly, they will have more opportunities to grow as readers.

My Project

Books are such a blessing for a classroom, especially for a classroom with a diverse range of reading levels. My hope is that the more students read on their reading levels, the more they will grow as readers. Having taught both first and third grade in previous years, I am working on adding books to our ever-growing library to meet the reading level of all students.

Some of my students are already independent readers who love picture books along with more challenging chapter books.

Other students enjoy leveled readers and picture books, but are not quite ready for chapter books. Scholastic has created the Branches series to help with this transition to chapter books. The Branches series has easy-to-read appropriate text, high interest topics and lots of pictures. I would love to add to the Branches series I have started in our classroom and also grow some higher level series that the students are currently enjoying.

With your help, we can provide my students more books to explore and read. With appropriate books, we will help them become more confident in their reading abilities.

Mrs. Ming
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deep Trouble (Classic Goosebumps #2) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps #1) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Monster Blood (Classic Goosebumps #3) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bink and Gollie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Haunted Mask (Classic Goosebumps #4) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My First Graphic Novel: The End Zone • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
My First Graphic Novel: Goalkeeper Goof • AKJ Education $4.56 1 $4.56
Monkey Me and the School Ghost: A Branches Book (Monkey Me #4) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Boris on the Move: A Branches Book (Boris #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Day of the Night Crawlers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Ivy and Bean Make the Rules Book 9 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Stella Batts • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Pardon Me • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Heidi Heckelbeck and the Cookie Contest • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ivy and Bean What's the Big Idea? (Book 7) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Heidi Heckelbeck Is Not a Thief! • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95
Heidi Heckelbeck Is the Bestest Babysitter! • AKJ Education $1.95 1 $1.95

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