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Mrs. Pruette from Simpsonville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooking My Little Readers

My students need books to encourage and entice them to get lost in the adventure of a story. Read-alouds provide opportunities that not only provide entertainment and enjoyment, but also include rich experiences for teaching literacy.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher that is moving from 4th grade to 2nd grade, so my classroom library needs an update. I do not know anything about my new students that will be joining me in the fall, but I am already hard at work planning an inspiring, inviting, and encouraging classroom environment for them. Second grade is an age where solidifying reading skills is critical as students cross that bridge from learning how to read to reading to learn.

I have been at my current school for 4 years, so I know from past experience that my students will come to me with a vast spectrum of reading skills.

They will range from significantly below grade level readers to above grade level, so I need to have an array of books at their fingertips to encourage their love for reading.

My Project

I am moving from 4th grade to 2nd grade and feel the need to build my classroom library with updated books for my younger readers. Interactive read aloud time will be a critical component of my Reading instruction under the Balanced Literacy model. Interactive read aloud time is one of the most exciting and engaging learning activities in the primary classroom.

The purpose of an interactive read aloud is to provide opportunities for students to engage with texts through listening and discussion to promote deeper understanding about the meaning of texts.

They can also learn skills and strategies to use in their own reading. These books will be shared with students and then placed in our classroom library for students to interact with and enjoy time and time again.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dirt on My Shirt • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Rain Came Down • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Amazing Grace 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
No, David! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Officer Buckle & Gloria • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nic Bishop: Butterflies and Moths • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Giraffes Can't Dance • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Three Hens and a Peacock • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Pierre the Penguin • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Big Blue Whale with Audio Read, Listen & Wonder • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Koala Lou • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Little Red Hen • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Stray Dog From a True Story by Reiko Sassa • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Salamander Room • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pancakes for Breakfast • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Weekend with Wendell • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Thunder Cake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Make Way for Ducklings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ladybugs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Frogs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sheila Rae, the Brave • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Julius, the Baby of the World • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Toot & Puddle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Brave Irene • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Crazy Hair Day • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Frog and Toad Together (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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