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Ms. Hickey from San Leandro CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Literate Children

My students need a variety of both non-fiction and fiction books that will keep them interested in reading in order to support their literacy learning.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of bright, kind and eager children. My students deserve a large classroom library with a variety of texts for their various reading levels. I want them to come in and know they will find a book that is just right for them on our shelves. My school is located in a low income area where students face various challenges everyday.

They are eager to be at school and enjoy learning.

Every morning they set their learning goal for the day and so many of them have goals related to reading. I want to help them learn to be the best readers they can, by providing them as many books as possible.

My Project

Students read books everyday during Reader's Workshop in order to support their literacy learning. During our Reader's Workshop hour, students read books individually while I meet with small groups for guided reading. These books will be used for both our guided reading and for their independent reading.

We need to have a large library with a variety of different texts in order to allow students to find a book they will enjoy and engage in while reading.

The best way for children to improve their literacy is being given time to read. To get them interested in reading, we need to have a diverse and interesting library.

Ms. Hickey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 3 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $78.84 1 $78.84
The Little House Collection • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
Wonder • AKJ Education $11.04 2 $22.08
Eyewitness Car • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Eyewitness Ancient China • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Eyewitness Amphibian • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #5: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #4: The Dragonslayer • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #1: Out from Boneville • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #3: Eyes of the Storm • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.54 2 $9.08
Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Out Loud • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Big Nate Makes the Grade • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Earthquakes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Mud-Slinging Moles • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.19 1 $5.19
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady #1: Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
What Is the Declaration of Independence? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Sleeping Beauty The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Three Little Pigs The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Hungry, Hungry Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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