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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 3

Help me give my students books that will engage their love of rhyming and wordplay and foster their curiosity for learning about the world around them.

  • $494 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 One 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 having a lot of great books available for kids to read and re-read. This project is Part 3 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.

A few days after reading Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs I returned to their classroom to work with a group of early readers who were so excited to share how they had created their own (oral) story-song using rhyming words just like Groovy Joe and now they wanted to write it down!

Ramped-up readers and writers need books that inspire them to enjoy reading and have a vested interest in their writing.

Your support of this project will help a whole school of kids ramp-up their love for awesome characters who solve real-life problems, just like Groovy Joe and the Dinosaurs.

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, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice • Amazon Business $24.42 1 $24.42
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Out! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.24 1 $17.24
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child • Amazon Business $17.14 1 $17.14
Doris the Bookasaurus • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
May I Have a Word? • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Bug Zoo: Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase Book • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
The Giant of Jum • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1) • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Trapped! A Whale's Rescue • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Gandhi: A March to the Sea • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Because of an Acorn • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Wake Up! • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Lexie the Word Wrangler • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Tree of Wonder: The Many Marvelous Lives of a Rainforest Tree • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Dinosaur Rocket! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Some Pets • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Perfect Dog • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • Amazon Business $7.43 1 $7.43
We March • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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