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Ms. Emami from Chicago IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Reading

Help me give my students independent reading books that build text analysis skills, reading stamina, and content knowledge.

  • $288 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I am the lucky teacher of 45 incredible 3rd graders! I teach ELA (Reading and Writing) at a public school in the community of Englewood, on the South Side of Chicago. The school currently serves 410 students grades K-8. 100% of the students live in the surrounding Englewood community.

My 3rd grade students are bright, curious, and incredibly hard working.

They are going to change the world.

I am committed to providing every single one of my 3rd graders with the tools and skills they need to succeed in reading and writing- and to become college bound and ready.

My Project

The materials in this project are all books. As 3rd graders make the transition from 2nd grade, they are now reading to learn, not learning how to read.

Independent reading is an absolutely critical part of my 3rd grade classroom.

It is an opportunity for my students to practice reading habits and text analysis skills with book reports and writing responses, and to build content knowledge around our current unit of study.

The texts my students read during this time must be rigorous. They also must provide my students with the opportunity to engage in standards-based analysis and discussion about the text.

Ms. Emami
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Drop Of Water A Book of Science and Wonder • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.27 2 $26.54
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Emmanuel's Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
La Mariposa • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Peach Boy And Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.89 2 $9.78
The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Earth and The Role of Water • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Clean Energy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Clean Water • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Boy Tales of Childhood • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
More Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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