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Mrs. Degen from Hicksville NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Read Alouds

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn about good character, perserverance and persistence through the wonderful world of literature.

  • $252 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of an amazing group of young learners. My students love coming to school and thrive as a community of learners when they feel safe, encouraged and welcomed.

My students love our classroom library.

This is a space where they can dive into their favorite genres and take risks to explore new ones. They often rely on what we can provide for them in terms of reading materials within the school. Trips to the outside library are not always possible for every student.

My Project

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to imagine, dream and explore. These books will be used during Reader's and Writer's Workshop as mentor texts. Students will have access to them throughout the day within our classroom library.

Many of these books will be used to explore character traits, theme and narrative writing.

Many of my students are learning English as a second language and come from diverse families. These texts will be used as a tool to expose them to different aspects of literature, a variety of reading skills and life experiences.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Come on, Rain • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
We're All Wonders • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Stranger • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Sweetest Fig • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Iggy Peck, Architect • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
I Am Peace • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roller Coaster • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sophie's Masterpiece A Spider's Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Shortcut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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