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Ms. Kennedy from Schiller Park IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Radically Relevant Read Alouds

My students need engaging and relevant read aloud texts to assist in various reading comprehension skills and vocabulary development.

  • $456 goal

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My Students

My group of students are very diverse both socioeconomically and linguistically. Students in my class speak five different languages. My English Language Learner (ELL) students lack a wide vocabulary and would benefit from exposure to higher level words.

My students look forward to weekly read alouds because they are engaged with the text, and they learn how to grasp new concepts and apply it to their own reading.

My students use "turn and talk" to discuss, share varying opinions, and learn from one another.

My Project

Having this set of read alouds will allow my students to be engaged in relevant fiction and nonfiction texts. These texts were chosen because they align to our reading curriculum and the Common Core State Standards. The books that are included are not only relevant, but rigorous and complex and they generate wonderful discussions. Each week these books will be used as mentor texts. There are aligned activities for each text that include the reading comprehension strategy for that week, vocabulary, grammar, paired texts, and projects.

Having read some of these texts to my students already via library books, I know how much they capture students' interest and increase participation and discussion.

I cherish the time spent with students during read alouds, and I hope these books will engage my classes throughout the years.

Ms. Kennedy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Carnivores • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pinduli • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
Stone Soup • Amazon Business $2.43 1 $2.43

Materials cost

$351.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.28

Total project goal

$455.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$455.21

12 Donors

-$385.21

Donations toward project cost

-$327.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.78

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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