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Ms. Heschl from Martinsburg WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating A Love for Reading Through Storytelling!

Help me give my students a rich classroom library with a variety of books!

  • $509 goal

This project expired on January 21, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your favorite teacher reading to you during read aloud time? Think about your teacher getting so excited to share a new story with you that they just found. My students share in that same excitement each day when we come together for whole group read aloud time.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves reading, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We are incorporating a variety of reading in the classroom like read aloud, partner reading, independent reading and literature circles to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to read each day!

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy-I read on the carpet to them, they complete work there, and they read independently! All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have watched them the past few weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy hearing during our read aloud time.

With these new books, my students will be able to hear a variety of books that will lead them to reading independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in read aloud time in our classroom.

Ms. Heschl
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $35.55 1 $35.55
When Lunch Fights Back: Wickedly Clever Animal Defenses • Amazon Business $29.32 1 $29.32
Crow Call • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Bully • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
The Memory String • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
The Ultimate Book of Sharks (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Voices in the Park • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Christmas Tapestry • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Trees of the Dancing Goats (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of the Dust • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Discovering New Planets (True Books: Dr. Mae Jemison and 100 Year Starship) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Journey Through Our Solar System (True Books: Dr. Mae Jemison and 100 Year Starship) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Walk Two Moons • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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