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Ms. McPhee from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Dick & Jane to Mo Willems: Books to Engage & Move ELLs

My students need and deserve books and tape refills.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In the wise words of William Butler Yeats, "Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." I need your help to light that fire for my students! For my students, 80% plus of whom live in poverty, the classroom is typically the only place they are provided the resources for academic success!

Many of my learners come from immigrant families.

Over 50% are learning English and speak another language at home. Their families work very hard to "make it" and have little time or resources to provide quality literature at home. Many of our parents speak little English and cannot read to their children in English. Unfortunately, foreign language books are also in short supply and quite expensive, when parents are able to read in their native language. My students are first, second, and third graders. They work very hard at learning English, reading, writing, math, and science. But the odds are against some of them. Some did not attend preschool and are struggling readers and writers. It is a challenge to find books that engage third graders who are not yet reading at a 2nd grade level. Most of the immigrant families are from Mexico or other Central American countries, especially El Salvador. We also have families from Southeast Asia, especially Vietnam, and from Africa.

My Project

I focused on a few beloved authors and book series so that my young readers can be independent in choosing books once I get them started on a series. (That is how you light a fire and keep it going!) I have included the most popular titles by Mo Willems. I have also chosen books by Eve Bunting, a wonderful author who includes history in her book theme, and professional books that will allow me to teach my students better.

These children are the future.

They are smart, compassionate, and hard-working. They need our help to succeed. I know if they are given a chance they will make the world a better place. Your giving shows them that the world cares about them and will truly make a difference in their lives.

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

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Words Their Way: Letter-Name Alphabetic Sorts for Spanish-Speaking English Learners Lori Helman, Shane Templeton, Marcia Invernizzi, Donald R. Bear, Francine Johnston • Barnes and Noble $13.10 1 $13.10
Read It Again!: Revisiting Shared Reading Brenda Parkes, Philippa Stratton (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Text Savvy: Using a Shared Reading Framework to Build Comprehension, Grades 3-6 Sarah Daunis, Maria Cassiani Iams, Maria Iams • Barnes and Noble $21.75 1 $21.75
Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers Jennifer Serravallo, Lucy Calkins • Barnes and Noble $25.79 1 $25.79
Don't Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop Leah Mermelstein, Carl Anderson • Barnes and Noble $19.98 1 $19.98
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Dumb Bunnies Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Make Way for Dumb Bunnies Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $8.92 1 $8.92
The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $9.39 1 $9.39
We Are in a Book! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Leonardo the Terrible Monster Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.87 1 $8.87
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Big Frog Can't Fit In Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
The Pigeon Has Feelings Too! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
What's Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Time to Say Please! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $12.73 1 $12.73
What's Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • Barnes and Noble $12.73 1 $12.73
Bunny Money Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator), Rosemary Wells (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Mastering the Mechanics: Ready-to-Use Lessons for Modeled, Guided, and Independent Editing (Gr. K-1) Linda Hoyt, Teresa Therriault • Barnes and Noble $15.72 1 $15.72
Gleam and Glow Eve Bunting, Peter Sylvada (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Dandelions Eve Bunting, Greg Shed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust Eve Bunting • Barnes and Noble $8.55 1 $8.55
Cheyenne Again Eve Bunting, Irving Toddy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
A Turkey for Thanksgiving Eve Bunting, Diane de Groat (Illustrator), Diane derogate (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
A Picnic in October Eve Bunting, Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
In the Haunted House Eve Bunting, Susan Meddaugh (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
EE785 - Refill Tape Pack - 1 7/8" • Lakeshore Learning $24.50 1 $24.50

Materials cost

$387.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$462.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.58

Total project goal

$543.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.88

1 Donor

-$96.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.40

match offer

-$447.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$380.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.18

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$0.00

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