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Ms. Hsiung from Milpitas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

How Important Can a Read-Aloud Be?

Help me give my students books for a classroom library that is diverse, inclusive, and interesting. These books will seek to meet and challenge students at their independent reading levels.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

Students in my second grade classroom are dedicated, well-rounded, reader leaders in this 21st Century. They love to read and explore books from various genres, particularly folktales, fantasy fiction, nonfiction animals, and poetry.

Over 30% of my students come from low socio-economic backgrounds and around 35% of my students are English language learners.

My students go through 10+ books a week, ranging from easy readers to chapter books, to practice specific reading strategies, read for entertainment or enjoyment, and to challenge and improve their reading levels.

My Project

We are requesting books for a classroom library that is diverse, inclusive, and interesting and at their independent reading levels. These individual books and book series will allow students to explore various genres and encourage students to make connections to their personal lives and explore new worlds. I will be using a variety of these books as a part of my everyday read-aloud instruction.

Beyond simply hooking students into a lesson, read-alouds build foundational skills, from establishing vocabulary to scaffolding language instruction and developing comprehension.

Read-alouds are usually done in a comfortable affective setting that allows all students to enjoy a text in a risk-free, low-stakes learning environment.

Students are invited to question, wonder, and present alternative perspectives or opinions before, during, and after the reading processes. Read-alouds are an important part of literacy instruction because they are an act of power and freedom; they offer readers opportunities for critique and transformation.

I am excited to include these diverse, interesting, and informative books in my classroom library. I believe these books have the power to transform my students' spirit, wonder, and life.

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

This project will reach 24 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Magic Tree House: Without Research Guides (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $131.62 1 $131.62
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades K-1 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 2-3 ( Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $70.00 1 $70.00
Geronimo Stilton (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $59.79 1 $59.79

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