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Mrs. S. from Mandeville LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping First Graders Infer

The cost of the books is $188, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach first grade at Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville, LA. This year has been quite difficult on our school. After being out for a month due to Katrina I came back to meet several new students. We have 24 students in our class. We are working very hard on becoming confident readers. We are getting ready to learn how to infer from text while we are reading. When we infer, we are using prior knowledge and textural clues to draw conclusions. To help both me and my students to do this I could use some resources. I borrowed a friends copy of Debbie Miller's "Reading with Meaning" book. In this book there are many wonderful lessons in which I can teach inferring to my students. I would love to have a copy of this book for myself, as well as the books she suggests to use while teaching these lessons. I would use the books to teach my whole class. The books are: Where are you Going Manyoni? by: Catherine Stock In My Momma's Kitchen David Gets in Trouble by: David Shannon The Royal Bee by:Frances and Ginger Park Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky by: Georgia Heard How Many Days to America? by: Eve Bunting Miss Maggie by: Cynthia Rylant Fireflies by: Julie Brinkloe Oliver Button is a Sissy by: Tomie dePaola Grandfather Twilight by: Barbara Berger Hazel's Amazing Mother by: Rosemary wells I Know A Lady by: Charlotte Zolotow Roxaboxen by: ALice McLerran Ira Sleeps Over by: Bernard Waber The Napping House by: Audrey Wood Amazing Grace by:Mary Hoffman The Salamander Room by: Anne Mazer Fly Away Home by: Eve Bunting

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades Debbie S. Miller • Barnes and Noble $20.25 1 $20.25
Where Are You Going, Manyoni?, Vol. 1 Catherine Stock, Catherine Stock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
David Gets in Trouble David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky: Poems Georgia Heard, Jennifer Owings Dewey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Royal Bee Frances Park, Ginger Park, Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Grandfather Twilight Barbara Helen Berger, Barbara Helen Berger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Salamander Room Anne Mazer, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Oliver Button Is a Sissy Tomie de Paola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Fireflies Julie Brinckloe, Julie Brinckloe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
In My Momma's Kitchen Jerdine Nolen, Colin Bootman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hazel's Amazing Mother Rosemary Wells • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story Beth Peck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Fly Away Home Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35

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