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Mrs. Register from Spartanburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting a Community Through Read Aloud

Help me give my students the chance to hear books of different genres and subjects read aloud by adults in their community.

  • $541 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a reading coach for an elementary school in the southeast, I get the opportunity to work with over 800 students from preschool to fifth grade. I work alongside over 40 teachers and interventionists to teach students, organize reading interventions, plan literacy learning opportunities, and foster a love of reading for our children. Our students come to us from many different backgrounds and many of them speak English as a second language. We serve a high need population in our area and work diligently to establish strong ties to families.

Our school is STEAM-based so students from across grade levels have the opportunity to pursue their interests, satisfy their curiosity, and design their learning experiences.

We integrate literacy into all learning experiences so students see the connection between reading, writing, and inquiry.

My Project

Real learning is supported by the combined efforts of families, educators, and community members. The texts selected for this project will provide materials for teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members to connect through reading. Volunteers will record themselves reading a book from this text set to make available to the 800 students in our school via the school website and social media. Families can access the read aloud videos and listen to different books read aloud and discussed by the stakeholders in our school community.

This project will allow students to listen to their favorite books, preview longer texts to check out and connect with adults in their community.

From this, students will have the chance to create texts modeled after professional authors and share those texts alongside the collection of videos. This project will invite our students to participate in a community of readers and writers.

Mrs. Register
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Perfectly Norman • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
There Are No Bears in This Bakery • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Baby Monkey, Private Eye • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
High Five • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Tomorrow Most Likely (Read Aloud Family Books, Mindfulness Books for Kids, Bedtime Books for Young Children, Bedtime Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Frank the Seven-Legged Spider • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Another • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Imagine! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Apex Predators: The World's Deadliest Hunters, Past and Present • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Because • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Great Source Summer Success Reading: Read Aloud Book Every Living Thing • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Harold & Hog Pretend For Real! • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88

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