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Ms. Crain from Louisville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Work During Reader's Workshop!

My students need 40 books for me to use for teaching reader's workshop.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

My sweet, sweet students love to write! They love to play pretend and they love to learn.

My school has over twenty-five countries represented in it.

My school is also a Title I school and 47% of our population is English Language Learners. My students live in neighborhoods where poverty and crime are the norm. My students face numerous struggles each day. They come from families that are not always able to provide supplies or academic assistance.

Given all of the challenges my students face each day, my hardworking second grade class comes to school every day with a smile on their faces and love of learning in their hearts. It is very simple; my students love school. School is their safe place. It is more than just the place where they come to learn. It is the place where they are loved! In many ways, my students are typical second graders. They are full of wonder, joy, and laughter. They love books, puzzles, and markers. Life is not always easy for these kiddos, but they have learned that hard work and perseverance pays off. It is an honor to be their teacher.

My Project

My students do not really understand how a story works. Reader's workshop is a time of the day where I can teach them. During this time I will use books to teach my students the skills to help them grow as readers. Most of my students read at a Pre-K level and they need all the resources and skill they get so they can get on grade level. They are willing to the work.

The problem is I need to books to teach my students the skills they need to understand stories.

I will use these books to model what a good reader does when reading. I will model making connections to stories, retelling stories, analyzing characters, and finding the main idea. I will model with students how to write about the books they are reading & how this will improve their reading. I also want to share my own love of reading & hopefully this will plant the seed of love reading for them as well.

Ms. Crain
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $11.98 4 $47.92
The Best Book of Spaceships • Amazon Business $10.17 4 $40.68
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 4 $35.80
The Egyptian Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Volcanoes (True Books: Earth Science (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Nature's Green Umbrella (Mulberry books) • Amazon Business $6.64 4 $26.56
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.00 4 $20.00
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Cam Jansen) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Where Does the Garbage Go? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $4.40 4 $17.60
Jellyfish (A Day in the Life: Sea Animals) • Amazon Business $3.12 4 $12.48

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