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Ms. Blakemore from Naples FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Encouraging a Love of Reading with High Interest Books

My students need 33 books to encourage reading and improve fluency, including high interest titles such as Pete the Cat, Elephant and Piggie, and Splat the Cat.

  • $264 goal

This project expired on December 20, 2015.

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My Students

My first graders are still learning the decoding skills necessary to be fluent readers. A lot of books are the right reading level, but they aren't always the high interest books that kids want to read. I am always looking for the books that will engage my students and encourage the love of reading.

My school is located in South Florida.

66% of our students are economically needy and 27% of our students are English language learners, numbers which are rising each year. Our students love to learn, but don't always have access to materials outside of the classroom.

My Project

My students need 33 books to encourage reading and improve fluency, including high interest titles such as Pete the Cat, Elephant and Piggie, and Splat the Cat. These books will be used in several ways. Some will be kept at student tables to allow students to work on their fluency if they finish an activity early. Others will be kept in the library for independent reading and buddy reading. My students love being able to grab a book that is on their reading level to read with a partner, and the added bonus to this is that buddy reading improves fluency, listening skills, and cooperation.

The addition of these high interest books to our classroom library would give my students the chance to improve their fluency with books at an appropriate reading level, while engaging them with the characters they love.

Ms. Blakemore
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 bk set) • AKJ Books $115.95 1 $115.95
Pete the Cat (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $48.14 1 $48.14
Biscuit (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Splat the Cat Big Reading Collection • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40

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