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Mrs. Luster Baxter from Birmingham AL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hi/Lo Is the Way to Go!

My students need high interest/low readability books to motivate them to want to read.

  • $392 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are an amazing group of kids who happen to receive Special Education Services. I want to create a place for them to learn, grow, and feel comfortable.

Teaching in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with multiple challenges.

The school is located in the midst of a large city and my students all come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a variety of experiences.

Each of my students spends about an hour a day in the resource room. They receive math, reading, and social interventions. They are a great group of kids!

My Project

These books will give my students something they can, and will want to read. I would like to incorporate literature circles in my small group time with my Special Education students.

Hi/lo books will allow me to provide an authentic literature experience without overwhelming them with loads of unfamiliar words.

My hope is that my students will grow as readers and embrace a love for reading.

The books included in this list have a diverse group of characters which will allow all of my students to see themselves in what they are reading. I would like this to be a start of an ever growing library for my students.

Mrs. Luster Baxter
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rebel • AKJ Education $6.53 5 $32.65
Dona Flor A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Big Nate in a Class by Himself • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Tomas and the Library Lady • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Score • AKJ Education $5.80 5 $29.00
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Something's Fishy • AKJ Education $5.07 5 $25.35
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85

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