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Mr. Cline from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Books Into Kids' Hands (cont.)

My students need 22 leveled books for daily reading instruction and practice.

  • $176 goal

This project expired on January 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love the power of choosing a book from our classroom leveled library and being able to read it. I teach kindergarten and first grade at an urban elementary school. 90% of the students are low-income. 90% of the students are English language learners.

My students cherish books and love to read.

Three to five times a week, I meet with them in small groups to teach them reading strategies with books that are at their individual reading levels. They will keep this book in their personal book-box to practice for a couple of weeks. After the lesson, they get to choose several books from the classroom leveled library to add to their book-box. They use these books to practice the skills that they have been learning. My students read from their boxes for 20 to 30 minutes every day. To be successful, students need access to many high-quality leveled books to choose from. I need to make sure that each level has enough books so that students are always encountering new texts. This will both help them become better readers and encourage a love of reading a new book. It is incredibly important that students enjoy reading in kindergarten and first grade.

My Project

My request will add 22 valuable new books to my classroom leveled library. These books will be the main resource that my students use to learn to read. Students will read them by themselves during independent reading time and will share their favorite parts with a friend during partner reading time. These resources will last years, as my students are well-trained to cherish and take care of their books. Additionally, students will take these books home nightly to continue to practice the skills and strategies that they have learned in school. Research shows that students who read at home become better readers, develop larger vocabularies, and are more proficient writers than those that do not read at home. By taking this resource home, students will not only continue to grow academically, they will get to share the joy (and responsibility) of reading with their families every night.

Your help will ensure that my students will start school with the pleasure and power of reading.

With your contribution, my students will have the daily experience of "I can do it . . . I can read!"

Mr. Cline
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baby Bear Goes Fishing • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Baby Hippo • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Ben''s Dad • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Blackberries • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Brave Father • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Choosing a Puppy • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Fire! Fire! • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Friend for Little White Rabbit • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Hermit Crab • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Hungry Kitten • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Jolly Roger, the Pirate • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Rigby PM Platinum: Blue Little Bulldozer Helps Again • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Lucky Day for Little Dinosaur, A • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Lucky Goes to Dog School • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
New Baby, The • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Sally''s Beans • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Sally''s Red Bucket • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Sally and the Sparrows • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Seagull is Clever • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Soccer at the Park • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Snowy Gets a Wash (Rigby PM Collection: Platinum Edition: Yellow Level) • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Tiny and the Big Wave • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89

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