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  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Schule
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Learning Craft Lessons Through Read-Alouds

My students need 52 different read-alouds to support them during writing. The titles include "Waiting to Waltz," "When Volcanoes Erupt!," "Silent To The Bone" and "The Perfect Storm."

My Students

Do you remember when your teacher was teaching you something new and you had no idea what they were talking about? My students need read-alouds to help them better understand craft lessons in writing.

My students are all Second Language Learners, who have come from countries all over the world.

Many of them come from low-income households, where their parents do not speak English either. They attend a public school in an urban district in New Jersey. Many were recently impacted by Hurricane Sandy but their resilience is amazing and inspiring.

My Project

I am requesting all different types of read-alouds to teach craft lessons to my students. Using these read-alouds will help students take on and internalize different types of reading and writing skills because they will be able to see published authors use the same skills in their stories.

This project is so important because these students need and deserve all the help they can get during their difficult transition in starting to get back to normal after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Giving them resources to aid in this transition will help them feel more comfortable in their learning and achieve all that they can.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Perfect Storm • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong Frances Park, Ginger Park, Yang • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Number the Stars • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bracelet Yoshiko Uchida, Joanna Yardley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
When Volcanoes Erupt! • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Knots in My Yo-Yo String • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Guts • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammel • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
It''s Disgusting And We Ate It!: True Food Facts From Around The World And Throughout History • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Exploding Ants: Amazing Facts About How Animals Adapt • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Poison Dart Frogs • AKJ Books $20.66 1 $20.66
Top Of The World • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Lincoln: A Photobiography Russell Freedman, Alfred Whital St • AKJ Books $14.60 1 $14.60
Dakota Dugout • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Animal Dads • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Bats! Strange and Wonderful • AKJ Books $8.96 1 $8.96
Wolves • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Are You a Snail? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Fish Faces • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Indian Chiefs • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Into the Sea • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Great Kapok Tree • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Day of the Dragon King • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Great Fire • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Everglades • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Honey Makers • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Math Curse • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Coolies • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Bracelet Yoshiko Uchida, Joanna Yardley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Mailing May Michael O. Tunnell, Ted Rand (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Band Of Angels • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Talkin'' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Fly High! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Christopher Raschka, Raschka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
If I Only Had a Horn: Young Louis Armstrong Roxane Orgill, L • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Whipping Boy • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
insectlopedia • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
A Year Down Yonder • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Baseball, Snakes, and Summer Squash: Poems About Growing Up • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place E. L. Konigsburg • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
View from Saturday • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Silent To The Bone • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William Mckinley, and me, Elizabe • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Proud Taste For Scarlet • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Home of the Brave Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Mudball • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dia''s Story Cloth • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
My Freedom Trip • AKJ Books $10.76 1 $10.76
The Whispering Cloth • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86

Materials cost

$398.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.73

Total project goal

$511.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.52

1 Donor

-$511.52

Donations toward project cost

-$434.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 30 students.

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