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Mrs. Finucane from Gilroy CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Easy Reading

My students need fiction and nonfiction books that are easy to read, so they can practice reading in class and at home daily.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on October 7, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Practice makes perfect. Reading is no different than anything else. If you want to get better, you need to practice a lot. Each year I have a group of reluctant readers and I've found the way to reach them is to offer them a wide variety of books that they can read easily.

My second graders are diverse in every way.

Academically, they stretch from non-readers to students reading and comprehending at a fourth grade level. They come from various backgrounds as well. Some have a lot of support at home while others have very little. What my students have in common is they all are eager to learn and want to be good readers.

My Project

Our classroom library is in need of more books that are easy for my struggling readers to read. These students need to practice a lot, and the problem is that they make it through our collection of level 1 books before they are ready to read level 2 books. Then, they have to reread the books, and that isn't as engaging for them. They love new books so adding books to the library is a great way to spark their interest and increase their enthusiasm.

Good readers do better in every subject, so it is important for all students to be good readers.

With your support, my students will have more than 30 new books so they can practice reading and become better readers. Thank you for considering our project.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When Tiny was Tiny • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Tiny Goes to the Library • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
The Teeny Tiny Woman • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Tiny''s Bath • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Tiny the Snow Dog • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Snow Dog Marley • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Ben and the Big Balloon, Vol. 11 Sue Graves, Helen Jakson (I • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Books $2.92 1 $2.92
Bears, Bears, Everywhere Rita Milios, Keiko Motoyama (Illust • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
A/3-d Birthday Party • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Eloise at the Ball Game (Ready to Read Series: Level 1) Adap • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Animals in the Fall • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Green Light Readers • AKJ Books $14.62 1 $14.62
Clifford • AKJ Books $53.15 1 $53.15
National Geographic Readers: Dolphins Melissa Stewart • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
National Geographic Readers: Ponies • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95

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