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Ms. Augustus from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Reading Stories Come to Life!

My students need to increase literacy through the use of books by turning them into sound stories.

  • $437 goal

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My Students

My school is a low income school where students range from homeless to middle class. For most, they come from loving homes with dedicated guardians, and for others, school is their escape from home. For a lot of my students, eating at school is their only chance of getting food. My students are resilient. Regardless of their background and circumstances, I help my students to deal with the hand they are dealt by supporting and nurturing them as teachers should.

My Project

These books will help my students improve literacy fluency by creating sound cues to certain words in the stories through the use of instruments and body movements. For example, in the book "Click Clack Moo!" the cowbells will be played every time the word 'moo' is read. As the students fluency increases, more sound cues will be added to stories to make reading more challenging and fun. Once they are comfortable, opportunities will be given for students to read books to the class thus increasing their self confidence in reading and comprehension. My goal is to help my students love to read!

Ms. Augustus
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles--Think of That! (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Father Grumble (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
There Was a Man and He Was Mad (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Frog and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Risseldy, Rosseldy (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
My Aunt Came Back (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $16.07 1 $16.07
The Derby Ram (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
There's a Hole in the Bucket! (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barnyard Hullabaloo • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Rumble in the Jungle • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Jennie Jenkins (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More (A Click Clack Book) • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
The Tailor and the Mouse (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
The Crabfish (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Momma, Buy Me a China Doll (First Steps in Music series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Over in the Meadow • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
In the Tall, Tall Grass • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Jump, Frog, Jump! Board Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Old Black Fly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
All Aboard the Dinotrain • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mortimer (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Commotion in the Ocean • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24

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