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Ms. Holt from Leesburg FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Help, In Need of Books!

My students need 41 children's books that represent the various reading levels of my students with varying reading differences.

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I read this book all by myself!" Students who struggle to read have given up on reading because of the frustration they experience when they do not have books at their independent reading level. Students with special needs will read if they have the proper books. Please help me purchase books!

The feeling of accomplishment is meant for all students, including students with learning differences.

I teach in an inclusion classroom in an elementary school with a high poverty level (70%). Some of our students served in this general education classroom demonstrate learning differences in academic and social skills. Several students read two or more years below grade level. My co-teacher and I strive to ensure that all of our students are provided with the tools they require to participate and be successful in the general education curriculum. Our students that struggle in academics can thrive with the usage of supplemental materials to address their needs in reading comprehension and fluency. It is difficult for our struggling readers to improve reading skills without reading! For them to read more, they need books at their independent reading level. Help us to obtain books for all readers and for all reading levels.

My Project

With the books I have selected, all students will have access to books at varying reading levels. Students with learning differences will be able to independently read a book to a peer, sibling, or teacher and beam with pride for their ability to achieve independence in reading. These books were selected for their popularity, notoriety, and student interest. The students will have the opportunity to take the books home in backpacks for reading to their siblings or parents encouraging family involvement. We require students to read 15 minutes each night and many of our families do not have a supply of books in the home. The usage of the books will provide opportunities to promote language arts skills with book report assignments as part of the reading assignment.

The impact this project will have on my students is as important as their ability to achieve independence in their academic endeavors.

The availability of books at various reading levels will promote a love of reading which will increase a child's broad reading skills. With higher reading skills, language arts skills will improve. You write as well as you can read. The feeling of accomplishment promotes higher self esteem. This elevated self esteem encourages young learners to prosper.

Ms. Holt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

36 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.25 1 $10.25
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Freight Train Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
No, David! David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Frederick Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
When I Was Young in the Mountains Cynthia Rylant, Diane Goode (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Officer Buckle and Gloria Peggy Rathmann, Peggy Rathmann (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Tops and Bottoms Janet Stevens, Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.62 1 $11.62
Owen Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Inch by Inch Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Ellen Levine, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Zen Shorts Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
If I Ran the Zoo Seuss, Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China Ed Young, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Snowflake Bentley Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Mary Azarian (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Gardener Sarah Stewart, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Bartholomew and the Oobleck Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
The Polar Express Chris Van Allsburg • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
The House in the Night Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.62 1 $11.62
The Red Book Barbara Lehman • Barnes and Noble $11.06 1 $11.06
The Paperboy Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Stray Dog Marc Simont, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Goggles! Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Madeline's Rescue Ludwig Bemelmans, Ludwig Bemelmans (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Kitten's First Full Moon Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
The Hello, Goodbye Window Norton Juster, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator), Read by Dame Edna • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88

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