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Ms. Stokes from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading!

My students need more diverse and engaging books to encourage independent reading in the classroom.

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is in the heart of an urban community and includes a diverse group of students. My students are eager and excited to learn even though our students often face many challenges outside of school. My students are 99% free and reduced price lunch and many of our students receive weekly counseling to support the social and emotional needs as well as the challenges in their lives. They come to school with different life experiences, backgrounds and learning styles – each student in our class has unique needs we strive to meet every day!

My Project

My students spend time reading daily and have the opportunity each week to pick out their own books. It’s easy for students to find reading tedious when they are not interested in what they are reading. I want my students to build their own library and a love of reading based on the books they like. Research shows how important it is for students to be reading LOTS of books to expand their vocabulary and fluency. My goal is to have them exposed to and reading different types of books throughout the year during independent reading and instruction.

I believe including more diverse and engaging picture and chapter books will improve student interest and skills in reading.

3rd grade is a complex time for readers as they transition from learning to read to reading to learn and it’s easy to be frustrated and lose that love. It’s vital to have books that students love to cultivate their interest in reading and as teachers, we want to see that LOVE OF READING grow!

Ms. Stokes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Pass the Ball, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hot Hot Roti for Dada-Ji • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Secret Recipe (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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