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Ms. Lee from San Francisco CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Building Successful Reading Skills and Strategies

My students need a wide variety of books on their level to improve literacy including Ruby the Copycat, Cam Jansen and Little Bill and book bins to store them in.

  • $776 goal

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My Students

My students are excited to begin their day at school! They love coming and always have a great attitude for reading. Throughout the day, my students do a variety of reading from whole class lessons to free choice reading. I hope to instill the joy of reading and improving individual levels.

My students are happy kids who love coming to school everyday.

They enjoy learning about new academic topics and I enjoy teaching them. However, nothing is as exciting for my students as reading! One of their favorite times of the day is free choice reading. They love to go to the school or classroom library and pick a book to read. Whether it's a new book they haven't read, or one that's a constant favorite, free choice reading is the time of day I know is being cherished and loved. The fact that they have a wide selection of books to choose from is what encourages this love for reading!

My Project

With a wide selection of books in my class library, my students will not only have access to a variety of genres and authors but they will continue to be encouraged to enhance their reading. All of the books and book bins will be for our class library and part of my Readers Workshop Curriculum. I will use some of the titles for Interactive Read Alouds where upon reading, we will discuss comprehension and reading strategies. Discussions will lead to partner work, journal writing and individual analysis of character traits and main ideas. With multiple copies of books, students can work in pairs and have the access to the books themselves during reading lessons. Along with partner work, my students can choose their own free choice books from this wide selection of books. Having enough resources for all my students makes a world of difference in their learning!

If my project is funded, my students will have access to a wide variety of books on their level.

They can read books that are just right for them, which means they are reading and understanding concepts, main ideas, problems and solutions. This is the best kind of reading for students! With this exposure, my students will be able to go to public libraries and use their knowledge and find other books of interest.

Ms. Lee
Grades 3-5
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • San Francisco, CA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 22 students.

    13 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA758RD - Connect & Store Book Bin - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 10 $49.90
AA758BU - Connect & Store Book Bin - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 10 $49.90
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make Wish • AKJ Books $4.37 8 $34.96
Mr Putter & Tabby Catch The Cold • AKJ Books $4.37 8 $34.96
GG963X - Help-Yourself Book Boxes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Pinky & Rex and the Bully • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Little Bill The Worst Day of My Life • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Pinky&Rex Spelling Bee • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Pinky and Rex and the School Play • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery #26 • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Little Bill The Meanest Thing to Say • AKJ Books $2.91 8 $23.28
Those Shoes • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
Ruby the Copycat • AKJ Books $5.10 5 $25.50
Mr. Putter And Tabby Bake The Cake • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Mr. Putter And Tabby Feed The Fish • AKJ Books $4.37 5 $21.85
Shipwreck Saturday (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Best Way to Play • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinky&Rex New Baby • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Pinky&Rex New Neighbors • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Cam Jansen & the Birthday Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55

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