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Ms. Gallinari from Beaufort SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Instilling the Love of Reading with Good Books

My students need books for our classroom library. We need the novel sets like Chocolate Fever and James and the Giant Peach so I can teach reading in guided literature circles.

  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a diverse student population and attend a Title I school. The students and their families are positive and appreciative of the teachers and the school community. We work together to provide the best opportunity for our students to become the best they can be.

Our students are respectful and diligent learners who see the potential of becoming lifelong seekers of information.

Our students also realize that proper behavior is essential for a productive, positive learning environment; they work and compete with each other to serve as leaders within the school, modeling exceptional behavior.

My Project

We need books for our classroom library. We need the novel sets like Chocolate Fever and James and the Giant Peach so I can teach reading in guided literature circles. The books will be housed in our classroom library.

Each day the students will select good-fit books to read during independent reading time.

For example, a student may browse the classroom library and choose to read Roald Dahl's, BFG during his silent reading time. He will read independently and then answer questions about his reading in his reading response log. After independent reading, he will gather his materials and head over to the guided reading table where he meets with me and a few other students. Here we discuss the the story elements and literary techniques from the novel Charlotte's Web.

Students will also have the opportunity to borrow a picture book such as Goodnight Moon or a novel such as Treasure Island from the classroom library and enjoy reading the book with a partner. Current research supports shared reading as an integral avenue for building fluency and comprehension.

Classic literature and popular, good reads in our classroom library will build a love of reading and form a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. These books will also be a springboard to teachable moments serving as resources for teachers like myself. I will be able to listen to children read aloud and perform informal reading assessments to tailor my future reading and writing lessons.

Ms. Gallinari
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.56 5 $32.80
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
American Tall Tales • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.83 4 $23.32
Chocolate Fever • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Velveteen Rabbit • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Winnie the Pooh Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Oh, the Places You'll Go! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Sneetches on Beaches • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Velveteen Rabbit Deluxe Cloth Edition Or, How Toys Become Real • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.98 1 $6.98
Goodnight Moon: 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Earthquakes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stuart Little: 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gingerbread Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Curious George Flies a Kite • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Starring Grace • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $5.17 1 $5.17
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cricket in Times Square • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Smart About the Fifty States • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jackie & Me • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
White Fang • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Milton Hershey? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Velveteen Rabbit • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
The Little Red Hen / La Gallinita Roja • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Who Will Be My Friends? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Henry and Mudge: The First Book • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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