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  • $610 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Lyons
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Rallying To Read Aloud

My students need 50 fiction picture books, such as "Honk! The Story of a Prima Swanerina," "Thank You, Mr.Falker" and "Babushka's Doll," so they can listen to quality literature daily.

My Students

The first two hours of each day is spent on Reading Workshop. Within Reading Workshop students listen to me read aloud, read-to-self after a mini-lesson, and write about their reading using their own leveled books. Reading aloud is recognized as the single most important activity in Literacy.

I have 29 3rd grade students in my classroom this year.

My students are a very energetic bunch who are strong in reading. Their levels range from C to V. Even though the students come from a poverty stricken neighborhood, most of the them are reading at or above grade level. They are learning to take learning into their own hands this year. For a majority of the reading block time students are working in books at their own levels so, read aloud time is when we all enjoy a great text together. Following a great text that was read aloud, is always a fantastic discussion. We are continuing to build their strength in speaking loud and clear to create a more lengthy and meaningful discussion of our read aloud.

My Project

The great literature that I chose for this grant is going to add a variety to my read aloud choices throughout the year. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success. Reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills; it also builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Our read aloud time is one of my favorites of the day because I get to see and hear my students thinking and talking about texts. Our discussions that follow our read alouds are amazing to say the least. Of course, we need a little more practice speaking loud and clear to make our discussions longer and stronger but we are getting there with lots of practice. Students will learn how to be life long readers who love to read.

Many of the students at our school enter the first day without seeing any printed form of literature.

It is my job to gather my family and friends and ask for your help in helping me build my read aloud collection. I am really trying to gain a range of read aloud books that will engage all my listeners. My goal is to have students start discussing these books after each read aloud. Reading aloud is the foundation for literacy development. It is the most important activity for reading success.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set • Amazon $58.50 1 $58.50
Show; Don't Tell!: Secrets of Writing • Amazon $27.94 1 $27.94
The Art of Miss Chew • Amazon $15.02 1 $15.02
The Ugly Duckling (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon $14.60 1 $14.60
Max's Words • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95
Bully • Amazon $13.89 1 $13.89
Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name • Amazon $13.34 1 $13.34
The Keeping Quilt: 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Blackout • Amazon $12.71 1 $12.71
Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster • Amazon $6.30 2 $12.60
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon $11.54 1 $11.54
Gone Fishing: A novel • Amazon $11.33 1 $11.33
The Blessing Cup (Paula Wiseman Books) • Amazon $11.15 1 $11.15
Gifts of the Heart • Amazon $10.98 1 $10.98
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon $10.10 1 $10.10
Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are • Amazon $8.96 1 $8.96
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
The Little Red Hen (Folk Tale Classics) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Third Grade Mix-Up (Sidney & Sydney) (Sidney and Sydney) • Amazon $8.06 1 $8.06
One Cool Friend • Amazon $7.97 1 $7.97
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon $7.79 1 $7.79
Mirette on the High Wire • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Babushka's Doll • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Train to Somewhere • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Thunder Cake • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Bee Tree • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
The Lotus Seed • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon $7.00 1 $7.00
Oliver Button Is a Sissy • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
The Name Jar • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
There's A Boy in the Girl's Bathroom • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Roller Coaster • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Just Plain Fancy • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
I Can Hear the Sun (Picture Puffins) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Fly Away Home • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Day's Work • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks!: The Story of the Three Bears as Told by Baby Bear (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Seriously, Snow White Was SO Forgetful!: The Story of Snow White as Told by the Dwarves (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Silent Letters Loud and Clear • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Our Tree Named Steve • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Keeping Quilt • Amazon $5.24 1 $5.24
Donavan's Word Jar (Trophy Chapter Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Amelia's Road • Amazon $4.01 1 $4.01
In November • Amazon $2.23 1 $2.23

Materials cost

$480.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$517.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.38

Total project goal

$609.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$609.20

11 Donors

-$549.20

Donations toward project cost

-$466.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.38

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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