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Mrs. Moore from Platteville CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Challenging Readers with Richly Layered Texts

My students need a variety of rich, complex text, including poetry, favorite authors sets, Nonfiction Paired Studies sets and more, to support their reading and thinking.

  • $1,045 goal

This project expired on July 23, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How many times have you found yourself immersed in a beautiful book, that challenged your thinking, brought tears to your eyes, or made you laugh out loud? My students need complex, rich text in their hands so they can experience great books every day.

My students come from homes of significant poverty.

Generally, they live with single parents of multiple children. In many cases, multiple families live under one roof. They attend their neighborhood school in a district of 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools (one traditional and one alternative). My students entered the 5th grade reading at about a 2nd grade reading level and were far behind in nearly all other content levels. My students are eager to learn and are making tremendous progress this year! They are full of questions and eager to explore new things everyday. To help them achieve a high level of engagement and learning, they desperately need books in their hands!

My Project

I have requested a rich variety of texts to build our classroom library. The new Common Core Standards ask students to read complex text, text that lends itself to deep and critical analysis and thinking. Once students understand how to access challenging text, they begin to challenge themselves and the world around them in a new, deeper way. The texts are rich in language and content and will help propel students to a new level of learning.

My students come from a very challenging background.

As their teacher, its not only my job, but my deep desire to give them the tools and resources to do and to be anything they want in the world. It is so important to provide them with the resources they need to help them achieve their dreams. Literature, poetry, graphic novels and informational text open them to a world different than their own and show them the world of possibilities ahead of them.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2-3 Exemplar Read Aloud Informational Texts • AKJ Books $110.08 1 $110.08
2-3 Exemplar Stories • AKJ Books $64.26 1 $64.26
2-3 Exemplar Read Aloud Poetry • AKJ Books $51.00 1 $51.00
4-5 Exemplar Informational Texts • AKJ Books $84.75 1 $84.75
4-5 Exemplar Poetry • AKJ Books $47.26 1 $47.26
4-5 Exemplar Stories • AKJ Books $62.06 1 $62.06
Favorite Author Study - Richard Peck • AKJ Books $26.60 1 $26.60
Favorite Author Study - Karen Hesse • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
Grade 5 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set • AKJ Books $81.23 1 $81.23
Grade 6 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set • AKJ Books $78.31 1 $78.31
Grade 5 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies Set • AKJ Books $81.96 1 $81.96
Extra Yarn • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Green • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Creepy Carrots! • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
One Cool Friend • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Sleep Like a Tiger • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
This Is Not My Hat • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Steve Jobs • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56

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