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Mrs. Breedlove from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Learners Need a Leveled Library

My students need a leveled library, Grades K through Two and Learn to Read Readers, Levels A to J, in our classroom.

  • $490 goal

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My Students

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserable My students need inviting books that will keep the fire of reading going.

My classroom is filled with eager learners.

Half of my class includes children for whom English is a second language. Many of my students, as well as the entire school, are on free and reduced lunch and they do not have the resources to help them at home with continued learning. Regardless of their background, they all have one thing in common: a desire to learn. Our school is like a family. Staff members join together to help out for the benefit of all of our students.

My Project

My students need a leveled library, Grades K through Two and Learn to Read Readers, Levels A to J, in our classroom. Each day, we practice reading in many ways. One of the ways is through guided reading. Students work in a small group to read at their own level to learn new reading skills, build fluency, and work on comprehension. If we were able to get this valuable resource, students would thrive in reading. These new books would invite students in. First Grade is an important step in beginning reading. Having a guided reading library will help students become better readers and learn to love to read. We would also be able to use leveled books for learning stations. Students would be able to choose a book to read on their own in their level. This would also encourage students to read so they can move up to a higher reading level. They would know my expectations, they would have a reading goal, and the books would serve as a visual to show how the levels move up as they become better readers.

Reading is the foundation of a student's education in all subject areas.

If a child doesn't learn the fundamentals of reading and views reading as a chore, he or she will not succeed. I want children to love reading. I want children to get excited about reading. "Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943 . A classroom library of leveled books can make this come true for my students and future First Graders.

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Mrs. Breedlove
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learn to Read Readers - Levels A-C • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
Learn to Read Readers: Levels B-D • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
Learn to Read Readers: Levels C-F, Set 1 • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
Learn to Read Readers: Levels D-J, Set 1 • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
AA309 - Level H Book Bin - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $38.95 1 $38.95
AA308 - Level G Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95
AA307 - Level F Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
AA306 - Level E Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
AA305 - Level D Book Bin - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA304 - Level C Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA303 - Level B Book Bin - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
AA302 - Level A Book Bin - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95

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