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Ms. Stubaus from Elmwood Park NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveled Reading Books for Special Needs Students

Help me give my students books that are on their independent reading level to help them reach their reading goals and build their vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension skills.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are in a self-contained special education class. They are fourth and fifth graders, but most of them are working below grade level in most subject areas. The majority of these students come from low-income households and do not have access to technology or the Internet. They are working below grade-level and require special supplemental materials to bridge the gap.

These students are struggling academically and emotionally due to a variety of disabilities, including Autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, learning disabilities, health impairments, and emotional disabilities.

My students struggle with many daily tasks, including time management, organization, computer skills, and handwriting/occupational skills. Many of my students do not have access to a computer or the Internet at home, and they have not developed the technological skills necessary to keep up with the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

Having a technology-focused environment will allow my students to develop those skills, while working interactively to learn and review previously learned concepts throughout the year.

My Project

This project consists of books that are on a second and third grade reading level for my third, fourth, and fifth grade special education students. They currently do not have enough books that are on their independent reading level. This project will provide them with access to books that they are able to read, which will in turn build their reading fluency and comprehension.

Having books that my students can read independently will help build their confidence.

They will feel like they can succeed and view reading as a fun activity without becoming frustrated because the books are too difficult. These leveled books will be used during Guided Reading and Reader's Workshop so that students can practice the daily lesson independently.

Ms. Stubaus
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thea Stilton And The Secret City: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tacky In Trouble • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Missing Mitten Mystery • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Look at You, Katie Woo! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Princess in Black • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
If You Lived in Colonial Times • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Smart About the Fifty States • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Nate the Great and the Missing Key • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great Goes Undercover • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Commander Toad and the Voyage Home • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Fights Crime • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky this Way Comes • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Monster Mess • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Lost List • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Katie Woo Has the Flu • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
No More Teasing • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
The Big Lie • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pedro's Big Goal • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pedro the Ninja • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pirate Pedro • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Pedro the Great • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Little Lucy Goes to School • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Daniel's Mystery Egg • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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