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Mrs. Idlett from Alexandria LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Linking Literature to Third Grade

The cost of the books is $779, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Hello. I am a teacher at D.F. Huddle Elementary school at Alexandria, Louisiana. The project that I want funded deals with literature in the classroom. The school in which I teach is in dire need of books. We need a set of literature books that our third grade students can read together as a class. Reading is a weak point at our school as most of our students are economically disadvantaged and do not have easy access to books. We desperately need books that students can read as a class with each student having his/her own book to read from as instruction is taking place. I would like to plan a group reading activity for the Fall in which the whole third grade could actively participate in a reading project that would be of cultural interest. The school is 99 percent African-American with some of our students coming from the recently affected New Orleans region. We currently have (4) third grade classrooms with (22) students in each class for a total population of (88)students. I believe this project will make a great impact on the students at D.F. Huddle and will help them gain confidence in their reading ability as well as knowledge of basic reading skills.

Mrs. Idlett
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charlotte's Web E. B. White, Garth Williams, Edith Goodkind Rosenwald, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 22 $138.38
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 44 $237.16
Fishing Day Andrea Pinkney, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 44 $175.56

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