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  • $212 goal

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Ms. Stokes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Picturing Comprehension

My students need sixteen multicultural picture books for learning comprehension strategies.

My Students

Reading is like a to do list for some students. Read the book. Answer the questions. I want to teach my students to really think about what they are reading.

My students are from high poverty and struggle with basics such a food and clothing.

They come from different cultures and speak several languages. They are eager to come to school and learn. They look at school as a secure, safe place to learn and experience new things. I have an inclusion classroom with a higher number of special needs students. The students are a various reading levels, ranging from emergent readers to proficient.

My Project

I am asking for sixteen different picture books. The books represent diverse cultural backgrounds, just like my students. The books range from Native American tales, African American biographies, to multicultural heritages. I wanted to provide books that my students would be interested in and could connect with the characters directly. I plan on using these picture books to model reading strategies to my students. Reading has become more of a chore than a joy. I want to teach them how to "think" about what they are reading so that they will construct their own meanings and interpret the author's messages.

Your donations will help make a difference in my classroom by providing my students with picture books they can relate to.

All too often they are only exposed to stories about American culture or Caucasian characters. I want my teaching to be as diverse as my students are.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Thirteen Moons on Turtle''s Back • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Scarlet Stockings Spy • AKJ Books $15.26 1 $15.26
Train To Somewhere • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Widow''s Broom • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Memory String • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Royal Bee • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Rag Coat Lauren A Mills, Dennis Nolan (Illustrator), Lauren • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Feathers and Fools Mem Fox, Deborah Halverson (Editor), Nich • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Rosa • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Arrowhawk • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Frog Girl • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Sister Anne''s Hands Marybeth Lorbiecki, Wendy Popp (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by JPMorgan Chase Foundation and 3 other donors.

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