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Ms. N.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literature Circle Book Sets For 4th Graders

My students need 4-7 copies of 11 appropriately leveled books, including works by Jerry Spinelli, Andrew Clements and Judy Blume.

If you were to look around my 4th grade classroom this year, you would see a sea of faces...32 to be exact! You would see eager to learn faces and ones that are on the brink of really becoming fluent readers with a love for literature. I am a dedicated teacher in a high-need public school. My students are English Language Learners and are just beginning to understand the impact reading has, which is a huge goal of mine as a teacher.

With 32 students in the class,I have started grouping them by level into literature circles/book clubs. They are really enjoying this new way of learning, however, often times there are not enough copies of the books so each child has their own. With budget cuts in my district we don't have the funds to get these copies in-house. That's where you come in....

I am requesting multiple copies of excellent literature for my students. Some are titles they have requested or topics they have expressed interest in. Others are the great titles and authors that we remember reading as 4th graders, which I am so excited to introduce them to.

Your help will make it possible for me get my students to become readers, critical thinkers, and improve their oral language skills by being able to respond to their peers in a literature circle. These skills are critical, not only for reading, but for their future academic development. I thank you for your time and consideration in funding my proposal!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
What a Trip, Amber Brown Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36
It's a Fair Day, Amber Brown Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36
Jake Drake, Bully Buster Andrew Clements, Janet Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 7 $25.13
Library Card Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $4.49 7 $31.43
One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo Judy Blume, Amy Aitken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Blubber Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 7 $37.73
Jacket Andrew Clements, McDavid Henderson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 7 $37.73
Janitor's Boy Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 7 $37.73
Someday Angeline Louis Sachar, Barbara Samuels (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 7 $37.73
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Louis Sachar, Zelade • Barnes and Noble $6.29 7 $44.03

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