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Mrs. Baugh from Jonesboro AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For The Love Of Reading

Help me give my students the opportunity to become better readers by introducing them to a world of adventure, history, science, life lessons, and enjoyment through read aloud books.

  • $616 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2019.

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My Students

My students are thoughtful, creative, and have lots of questions about the world around them. They look forward to stories the we read each day and love writing their thoughts about books we read in their journals. They love books that provide adventures, excitement, and even books that provide information about the world around them! I want to enhance that love of books. Reading aloud to children helps students become better readers, better speakers, and helps them to have a more fluent vocabulary. Literacy is the most important subject for children to learn. Without a strong literary foundation, everything else becomes much more difficult.

My Project

The objective of my project is to use read alouds to; improve student learning and broaden student knowledge of literacy ; increase accuracy and fluency in reading; demonstrate the use of language, expressiveness, vocabulary, syntax; improving processing of information, and motivating students to become readers.

Each objective will be measured by student responsiveness, the ability of students to ask and answer of questions related to the topic, throughout the read-aloud, the ability of students to discuss topic of the books, usage of new vocabulary introduced from the read-aloud, improved fluency and accuracy in student reading and growth in reading test scores.

Read-alouds will improve learning by providing meaningful texts through read-alouds, I will be able to better support and enhance the growth of my students’ fundamental reading skills by correlating books to the first grade reading literature skills.

The read aloud and follow-up conversation allows teachers the opportunity to help students develop background knowledge and connect concepts so that all children can begin to clarify their thinking during their discussions with their peers and teacher (Dorn & Soffos, 2005).

Reading aloud is the foundation for literacy development. It is the single most important activity for reading success (Bredekamp, Copple, & Neuman, 2000). It provides children with a demonstration of phrased, fluent reading (Fountas & Pinnell, 1996). It reveals the rewards of reading, and develops the listener's interest in books and desire to be a reader (Mooney, 1990).

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Case of Dr. Seuss - 20 Books Set (Includes Lorax New) • Amazon Business $59.86 1 $59.86
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
The Way I Act • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
If You Give a Dog a Donut • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Tease Monster: A Book About Teasing Vs. Bullying (Building Relationships) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Ricky Sticky Fingers • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way! (Best Me I Can Be) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Apples, Apples Everywhere!: Learning About Apple Harvests (Autumn) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The 5 Senses (Let's Learn About) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Interrupting Chicken • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Community Helpers from A to Z (Alphabasics) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (National Geographic) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Autumn Snow: (Premium Color Paperback) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pumpkin Jack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bat Loves the Night: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
. . . If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Five Senses (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wampanoag (True Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Frog's Life (TIME FOR KIDS Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Owls • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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