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Mrs. Russell from Corona NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the Gift of Great Read Alouds!

Help me give my students the gift of great read alouds! I have selected a group of books that will enable my class to hear rich literature filled with beautiful language that will engage them in many topics.

  • $181 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kindergarten English language learners. They are so eager to learn to speak, read and write English! The whole class was positively giddy when two of our boys who were new to the country in September started to speak in English. They love asking questions and finding out new words and phrases in English that many of us take for granted. Students who have been speaking English longer love to help! It is so exciting to see everyone’s enthusiasm!

My Project

My wish is that the books that I have carefully chosen will motivate my students to love and appreciate great literature, and therefore inspire them to become true readers and writers.

My intent is to read aloud some of the books to introduce a topic, some to further my ongoing character studies, and some to connect to my musicians and artists.

Listening to these books will hopefully make them want to read and explore more books on their own. Since my classroom is one of their first school experiences, I hope to solidify the love of learning for a lifetime!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Different Pond • AKJ Education $17.02 1 $17.02
Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! An Alphabet Caper • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Ada's Violin • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Wolf in the Snow • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Vincent's Colors Words And Pictures by Vincent Van Gogh • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Be Positive! • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! We Are Growing! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
L Is for Liberty • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
A Is for America A Patriotic Alphabet Book • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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