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Mrs. Walsh from Middletown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Book Sets for First Grade Readers!

My students need guided reading books to read in small groups!

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 80% of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of these children don't have access to the selection of reading and math materials that children from more affluent families take for granted. Our children have a great hunger for knowledge but often lack the materials to fulfill this appetite. Our school is a neighborhood school in a small New England city. There is a strong sense of community here between parents, staff, and residents that truly makes a difference in the school experience.

My Project

First grade is a big year for learning to read. My students come in to my classroom in the fall with all different reading levels.

Guided reading is a huge part of of our day in first grade.

I work with small groups of students (about 4-5 in a group) and read books at their level. It is helpful to have sets of books of the same title so we can all read together in these small groups.

The books that I have posted in this project are at different reading levels of first grade readers. These books will help me teach my students how to read independently and give us the option of all reading the same story together!

Mrs. Walsh
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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