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

High Flying Readers - Part One

The cost of this proposal is $305, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on April 5, 2007.

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I teach second grade in a large urban school district. This is a low-income neighborhood. My students are terrific, but have very limited life experiences and few home resources. The only books many have to read are those provided by the school. My students are struggling readers but they are all trying so hard to improve. The best way to improve is to get them to read, read, read. I would like to create a class library of books in the Accelerated Reading program. These are age and grade-appropriate books that are interesting to the children but also help them improve their reading fluency, vocabulary development and comprehension. After reading a book the students take a test based specifically on each book. I need the books for them to read, a bookcase, and small prizes to reward them for their efforts. Students who earn 90 or above on their AR test would get a paper flag cutout with their name and the name of the book they have read. Our goal is to have our flags flying on the walls of every hallway in our building. I think this organized reading incentive program, the High Flying Readers, will help my students improve their reading immensely. I hope they will be so delighted with their flags and their accomplishments on the AR tests that they will keep reading and improving all year long.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just a Dream Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Leah's Pony, Vol. 1 Elizabeth Friedrich, Michael Garland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Howling Hill Will Hobbs, Jill Kastner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 (Junie B. Jones Series), Vol. 0 Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake Nancy Willard, Richard J. Watson (Illustrator), Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator), Watsonm Richard Jesse (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.10 1 $8.10
Magic Fan Keith Baker, Keith Baker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
King's Equal Katherine Paterson, Vladimir Vagin (Illustrator), Vladimir Vasilevich Vagin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Laura Charlotte Kathryn Osebold Galbraith, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester Kevin O'Malley, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
It Could Always Be Worse Retold by Margot Zemach, Margot Zemach (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
How My Parents Learned to Eat Ina R. Friedman, Allen Say (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Jamaica's Find Juanita Havill, Anne Sibley O'Brien (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Junebug Alice Mead • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Lemonade for Sale (Level 3: Bar Graphs) Stuart J. Murphy, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Vacation under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series #13) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Tonight on the Titanic (Magic Tree House Series #17) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House Series #8) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Day of the Dragon King (Magic Tree House Series #14) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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