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Mrs. Root
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Falling in Love with Characters

My students need 36 texts on their reading levels to continue growing as readers. We need novels for many of my students and early readers for my struggling readers.

My Students

My classroom is full of students who devour series once they have been introduced to them in small groups. They have wiped out entire series from the media center on a few occasions. They're ready to fall in love with some new characters!

I have 16 wonderful students in my classroom in our Title I school.

Our school has worked hard to teach our students that they are readers and they are learners. In order to continue this work, I have to have more books to put into their hands! They are eager learners and become very excited about series that they are introduced to during reading small groups.

My Project

My students need 36 texts on their reading levels to continue growing as readers. We need novels for many of my students and early readers for my struggling readers. The novels will be used in small group lessons. These lessons will focus on different goals such as: building a deeper understanding of the story by connecting chapters and studying characters. Another goal with these novels is that the students will be introduced to a new series of stories about Cam Jansen, that they can read and enjoy independently. The early readers will also be used in small group lessons, but with other goals. We will work on things such as: tricky word strategies, word families, connecting pages to build a deeper understanding of the text, and identifying story elements.

These texts are going to be so important in my classroom because it will allow me have multiple copies of the same text to use in small groups.

Small group instruction is so important because it allows me to meet each child's individual needs. It also gives my students a chance to read the same text as their friends which will allow for conversation about their books. I have included a variety of reading levels to help me meet each child's needs as well.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Horrible Harry and the Mud Gremlins • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
CamJansen&The new girl Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Young Cam Jansen and the Molly Shoe Mystery - b/o Feb 2013 • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
In the Bathroom(Andrew Lost #2) • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
In the Kitchen(Andrew Lost #3) • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
I Love Cats • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Cat in the Bag Sara Swan Miller, Ben Mahan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Nicky Upstairs and Down • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Captain Cat: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Ready, Set, Go!: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) John Stad • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Nurit • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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