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Mrs. Chico from Lincoln Park MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ramped Up Readers! (Part 1)

Help me give my students lots of amazing new books to read which touch on important life lessons like perseverance and understanding feelings, and academic lessons such as point of view and comparing story elements.

  • $505 goal

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My Students

Do you remember trying to do something that seemed really hard? It may have even felt impossible. As a Reading Specialist in a Title I district on the border of Detroit, I provide support to kids who are currently at the bottom 20% in reading. I love helping my students develop the skills they need to succeed in school.

My students are amazing kids that struggle with learning to read, and so many really want to be fantastic readers and writers.

These kids need your help! With your support, we will be able to have those extra resources that can help all kids learn to love reading and writing. We would love to have you as part of our Literacy Team!

My Project

Ramping Up Readers requires lots of great books! This project is the beginning of my goal to offer all of the students and teachers at my school great read alouds and resources to really ramp up everyone's reading.

Last year, I was reading a borrowed copy of Jabari Jumps to a room of first graders when a high-spirited friend yelled out "You can do it" and I knew he was hooked on this story!

Your support of this project will help a whole school of kids ramp-up their love for awesome characters, like Jabari, and embrace fun stories about real-life problems as they read Rulers of the Playground.

With your help, we will be able to share these books and our love of reading.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 450 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy) • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Those Shoes (Turtleback Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
How to Find a Fox • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Puddle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
The Turnip • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Hannah and Sugar • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Bike Like Sergio's (A Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
The Night Gardener • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! (Starring Lucille Beatrice Bear) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Mother Bruce (Mother Bruce Series) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
The Curious Garden • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Horrible Bear! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Chicken in Space • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tek: The Modern Cave Boy • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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