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Ms. Li from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Books for Emergent Readers!

Help me give my students Level A-D books to practice emergent reading skills, enjoy stories and learn about the world!

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are from a Title I school located in the heart of Chinatown where many of our students come from low-income and hardworking families that value education. I have a group of kindergarteners with diverse cultural-linguistic background and learning needs, some of whom are English Language Learners and students with special needs.

My inquisitive, energetic and blissful kindergarteners are eager to learn about the world and enjoy stories through reading books!

At the beginning of kindergarten, we have started learning about names, letters, and simple sight words. In a month or so, students will be ready to use their knowledge of phonics and sight words to read simple level books (A-D) and emergent storybooks.

As an early childhood educator with seven years of experience, I am committed to providing my young learners with a developmentally appropriate, hands-on, enriched and well-rounded education. Please support us in any way you can! Watch these flowers bloom and make the world a better place!

My Project

An effective classroom library needs to have a wide range of book selections at appropriate difficulty levels, topics, themes, and series. Research shows that beginning readers (A-D) typically need to read through 15-20 books at their levels each week in order to make adequate progress in reading. If a reader spends about 2 months at each level, which is typical for kindergarteners, he or she will need good 120-160 books at that level to read. Yet, the number of level A-D books in my new classroom is far from close to what is recommended. In order to run our reading workshop successfully, we need to include more beginning level books in our library!

These irresistible storybooks and high-interest content books at the just-right level will surely engage my beginning readers in reading workshop and beyond!

The book sets I selected from Scholastic Publication are pretty cost-effective. With an average cost of less than $1 a book, we will be able to get more than 400 new books if our project gets fully funded! They will be a great addition to our current classroom library and my guided reading book collections. Students will have a sufficient amount of books at their levels to practice reading skills throughout the year. They will gain knowledge of phonics, expand their high-frequency word bank, and learn about how stories work as well as the knowledge of the world by reading these books. They will read with greater confidence because they know these books are the books they CAN read!

Please consider supporting us! Fill our students' book baggies with many just-right books and feed their curious mind!

With gratitude,

Ms. Li & the Little Readers at K-218

Ms. Li
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Leveled Readers: Level A Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $32.06 1 $32.06
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level C: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Little Leveled Readers: Level D Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
Little Leveled Readers: Level C Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $21.10 1 $21.10
Little Leveled Readers: Level B Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $21.04 1 $21.04
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level B: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! (Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Packs) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $17.58 1 $17.58
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $16.06 1 $16.06
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Sight Word Readers Parent Pack: Learning the First 50 Sight Words s a Snap! • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels C & D: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level B: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level C: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level A: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level D: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level D: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels A & B: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Active Minds - Sight Words Magnets • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04

Materials cost

$383.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.93

Total project goal

$492.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$492.84

2 Donors

-$453.31

Donations toward project cost

-$418.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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