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Ms. Lynch from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Read Alouds

My students need a variety of Read Aloud books including non-fiction titles that reflect the cultural diversity in our classroom and school community.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom love learning new things each and every day. One of their favorite times of the day occurs when they are given the opportunity to choose a book and read for the simple pleasure of reading. After reading, they love to create their own stories during Writer's Workshop. They also enjoy working in small groups during our Daily Math Workshop to explore and practice newly acquired skills at their own pace.

Students love our Read Aloud time and are able to listen to and understand the central message of the selected daily text.

Our school community is located in a high poverty area and school is a safe haven for my students. All students are given a free breakfast and free lunch everyday. The students in my classroom face many challenges on a daily basis but they enter the classroom with an enthusiasm for learning every day.

My Project

Our class has accepted the classroom book a day challenge and these books will allow students to hear stories that reflect the diversity of the students in the classroom.

Many of the non-fiction titles will inspire students to take risks and persevere to achieve their dreams.

Students may already have some knowledge of selected texts about Rosa Parks, Duke Ellington and Frida Kahlo but will be introduced to others about Dr. Temple Grandin, Cesar Chavez and Wilma Rudolph.

The fiction titles were specifically chosen to motivate and encourage students to move past the difficult times that occur in life and to create their own destiny. Students will hear stories filled with hope and determination then be able to transfer these feeling to their own life.

Ms. Lynch
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BK196 - The Colors of Us Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
BK385 - Papa’s Mechanical Fish Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
BK384 - Going Places Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
BK382 - Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.95 1 $17.95
Life in the Ocean The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
BK167 - Say Hello! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Gr • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Frida • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin The Life and Art of Horace Pippin • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Won't Give Up (Persistence Project) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Our Children Can Soar A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Duke Ellington The Piano Prince and His Orchestra • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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