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Ms. Franklin from Gadsden AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Books for Great Kids!

Help me give my students books, such as Stone Soup and Stellaluna, for the Amy Lemons reading program.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! I teach at a Title I school in Gadsden, Alabama. Our class is made up a diverse group of students from many different backgrounds. Approximately one third of our class are English Language Learners. Many students receive services to enhance their academic success.

I have an awesome group of students that have jumped aboard and will become life long readers!

My students have limited access to books at home. My goal is to offer many different books that my students can see themselves reflected in a positive light.

My Project

We are using the Amy Lemons reading program this year. This program gets my students excited about reading independently due to high interest in the books. This program introduces students to rich vocabulary through trade books. Comprehension, writing, fluency, and hands on art activities are addressed with each book.

Using these trade books in my classroom will continue to increase student engagement and desire to read!

Salt in His Shoes talks about Michael Jordan and encourages our students to reach for their dreams. These Shoes teaches compassion. The Three Javelinas brings diversity to our classroom and reaches our Hispanic students.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Library Lion • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Spiders • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Fireflies • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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