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

Filling in the Holes With Leveled Readers

Help me give my students some leveled readers to practice reading at their independent level. These books can be read in the classroom during independent reading or at home for nightly practice.

  • $296 goal

This project expired on February 24, 2019.

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My Students

I have 32 bright-eyed little first graders. They love learning and they love coming to school! They are excited to explore and discover new things.

My students absolutely love being able to interact with books and stories.

They are such a curious little bunch but are often struggling with reaching grade level expectations in both reading and math. Approximately 70% of my students are behind grade level in reading. We are a Title I school and many of our students come from low socio-economic backgrounds. Many of my students are behind grade level due to chronic absences or are English Language Learners needing extra support and curriculum supplementation to get help them get to grade level and beyond. We spend our days working hard so that everyone can reach their learning goals!

My Project

In first grade, students are expected to grow through 6 reading levels. To help students grow, students are given books at their individual reading level to practice reading with during independent reading time or at home for nightly practice.

Although I inherited a classroom with many leveled books, there are many holes in my leveled library.

This project has been created to fill in the holes. So many of my students are reading at a very beginning kindergarten level and I am severely lacking books at this level. I am also lacking leveled books in a beginning of first grade reading level. This project would fill in those holes to our leveled library, giving my students even more books in their hands to practice reading on their individual ability level.

Mrs. Doerflinger
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 1 $37.99
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
TT916 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 1 $31.00
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00

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