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Ms. Jen from Powell OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Read Aloud Experiences

Help me give my students exposure to a wide range of texts shared as read alouds that reflect a global perspective with a diversity of characters, settings, and topics.

  • $1,007 goal

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My Students

My inclusive classroom is full of compassionate and creative young children. Our program is two half-day sessions and each class has a mix of typical students and students with disabilities. The children are unique and curious and love being in a supportive and inclusive environment. My school is very purposeful in celebrating the special gifts each child has and that each child has the possibility to grow and flourish in their individual way.

My goal in our classroom is an environment that is safe, stimulating, and supportive of all children.

Our vision at our school is “the possibilities are endless.” My hopes are that not only are the possibilities endless but that my students know our classroom will always be calm, comforting and responsive to each individual child.

My Project

My project is to build on to my classroom read-aloud library with a collection of books that have the theme of promoting students' social and emotional learning. My goal is for them to make connections and see themselves in one of the characters or relate to what the characters are experiencing.

“High quality literature in all its many forms has the potential to expand the horizons of every child—regardless of background or baggage, privilege or poverty", Lester Laminack so eloquently wrote in his book, "Unwrapping the Read Aloud: Making Every Read Aloud Experience Intentional and Instructional".

We have a read aloud each day to guide instruction with themes such as: developing empathy, talking about feelings, identifying with others, and fostering pride and self empowerment. We will explore friendships, sharing, families, and how to be responsible and empathetic global citizens. Reading aloud to children increases listening skills, exposes students to rich vocabulary, and allows them to make connections with the world.

Early readers need to hear texts read aloud to them, as well as hear strategies being modeled through think alouds during the reading of a text. This collection of books includes books that are chosen based around themes, genres, and story structures that help to bring high expectations to read aloud time in the classroom.

Ms. Jen
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 24 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
And So Much More: A Children's Book Nurturing Strength, Kindness, Gratitude & Creativity • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Kindness Book • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Señorita Mariposa • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
At the Mountain's Base • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
This Is Our House • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Cars and Trucks Book • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
A Normal Pig • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Don't Worry Book • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
A Boy Like You • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
The Magic of Letters • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
What Riley Wore • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Like a Girl • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I Am Perfectly Designed • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $13.07 1 $13.07
Pick a Pine Tree • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
All My Treasures: A Book of Joy (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
We Are the Change: Words of Inspiration from Civil Rights Leaders • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
A handful of buttons: Picture book about family diversity • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Pick a Pumpkin • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Families of our Neighborhood: A children's book about a diverse neighborhood • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Big Boys Cry • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Nathan's Autism Spectrum Superpowers (One Three Nine Inspired) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The World Is Awake: A celebration of everyday blessings • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
The Goodbye Book • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Belong (Mini Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
I Can Do It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Wonderful Things You Will Be • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Love Makes a Family • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
No Means No!: Teaching children about personal boundaries, respect and consent; empowering kids by respecting their choices and their right to say, 'No!' • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Another • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Families • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
One Love • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
What If Everybody Said That? • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The I LOVE YOU Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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