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Ms. Onorati from Kent WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books for First Graders

Help me give my students Elephant and Piggie Books and Fly Guy books to become excellent readers.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on March 7, 2019.

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My Students

The students in my class are full of energy, wonder, and enthusiasm. They come from various diverse cultures, speak various languages, and many of their families are struggling economically.

They are a community of learners where everyone is valued, where everyone has a voice, where everyone is a self-manager, and where everyone is respected and welcomed.

The school they attend is in the state of Washington. It is culturally diverse, with almost 70% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, and over 30% are English language learners.

My Project

Choosing and independently reading "just right" books are fundamental skills for beginning readers. In order for my students to make the tremendous progress that is expected in second grade, they need to read to themselves, read to peers, and read at home every day. However, my second grade classroom does not have NEARLY enough appropriately leveled books to support my students' literacy needs.

Every day my students read books of choice, as I confer individually with students to assess their progress and to make plans for reading improvement.

I also assist students in making appropriate choices for their independent reading material. When I am able to match students to nonfiction and fiction books that are at my fingertips in my classroom, I see success in their reading achievement.

The nonfiction and fiction books that I have requested will increase engagement and literacy skills. These requested Elephant and Piggie books and Fly Guy Book will get my students excited to read.

The nonfiction and fiction books will not only add much-needed books to my classroom, it will facilitate the children's independent selection of "just right" books.

The ability to select and read appropriate books will provide a HUGE boost to my students' literacy skills and their confidence. Your help will increase reading achievement for my students. These books will ensure that the students are developing a love of reading and learning to become lifelong learners.

Ms. Onorati
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • AKJ Education $18.24 2 $36.48
Don't Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book! • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
I Really Like Slop! • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Fly Guy's Ninja Christmas (Fly Guy #16) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Snakes • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fly Guy Presents: Bats (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fly Guy Presents: Weather (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Fly Guy Presents: The White House (Scholastic Reader, Level 2) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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