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Mrs. Rhodes from Jacksonville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving the Quality of Small Reading Groups

The cost of 28 books including Clifford the Big Red Dog and Henry and Mudge from Barnes and Noble is $154, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $169 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2005.

This project expired on December 24, 2005.

I am a first grade teacher at an elementary school in Onslow County, North Carolina. We currently have 43% of our students receiving free lunch and 2% are English Limited. Currently being a small school, with an increasing population, our funds are limited. In addition, we have a very diverse social and economic pool of students. Reading is pushed strongly in our school making it important to have an assortment of books for children to read both individually and in small groups. Having books of different reading levels gives students a place to begin their adventure into learning. It is obvious that not all students learn the same way. In my classroom, we start reading groups with listening to the book on tape while they follow along in the book. Another day I read the book to the students as they follow along. Later, they all read the book together as a small group. Last, the students take turns reading their book, which they will be tested on for comprehension. In order to increase the collection of reading books that will benefit the children, my class is in desperate need of these titles/series: Clifford the Big Red Dog, Henry and Mudge, Frog and Toad, Junie B. Jones.

Mrs. Rhodes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frog and Toad Audio Colletion Arnold Lobel,Read by Lobel Arnold • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Frog and Toad All Year: (I Can Read Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Days with Frog and Toad: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant,Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Frog and Toad Together: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18) Barbara Park,Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 3 $10.77
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell • Barnes and Noble $3.15 3 $9.45

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