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Ms. B. from Carson CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Community of Readers

The cost of this proposal is $519, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach reading to eighty fourth grade students at a Title I school in Compton, California. All of our students receive free lunch. Several of our students are in foster care. One of my major challenges as a teacher has been finding a way to make reading engaging and successful for my students, especially those who have struggled with reading throughout their schooling. My students' favorite time of day is our Read-Aloud segment. By purchasing class sets of two wonderful read-alouds, Maniac Magee and Frindle, I will be able to build on my students' interest in our read-alouds and provide extension activities for them to continue their learning. The reading program we currently teach does not allow for our students to read novels; since the level of the text is often above my students' reading level, teaching skills such as inference, cause and effect, and main idea can be difficult. I desperately need to get books into the hands of my students. If I could provide each of my students with a copy of a high-interest book, I could design centers to accompany each of these comprehension skills. Imagine a whole-class form of literature circles where students have the opportunity to choose skill-based, creative projects to work on independently. I cannot emphasize enough how essential the opportunity to critically read novels is to enhancing my students' love of reading as well as their mastery. Funding would provide each of my students with a copy of the book "Frindle" and "Maniac Magee." My students are bright, beautiful, and inquisitive. A lifelong love for reading constitutes an enormous asset for any child. Given the challenges my students face, developing this passion will enable them to continue to achieve academically and increase their options for exploring the world and using the many gifts they possess. Thank you for your care and generosity.

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 30 $188.70
Frindle Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 30 $161.70

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