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Ms. Loper from Dayton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ravenous Readers Need A Larger Leveled Library

My students need a library of First Little Readers with easy, predictable stories for independent reading time.

  • $273 goal

This project expired on March 8, 2013.

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My Students

Many of my first grade students have little access to lower-level readers, since many books at that level cost more, are harder to find, or must be purchased in larger boxed sets.

My school is a public school in Ohio, and is a Title I building, meaning many families are low-income, and many of those families have less access to books at home.

Also, most of my first graders are beginning readers, and those who have little reading experience greatly struggle to keep pace with those who have more experience.

My Project

These Scholastic First Little Readers boxed sets A, B and C contain 300 softcover books (5 each of 60 different stories), each with "enticing illustrations and super-simple text", and each with a Fountas & Pinnell's level, making it easier for my students to choose the right book level and progress through the sets. My students will have access to books on their beginning reading level, giving them more opportunities for successful reading experiences. I will be able to run guided reading groups, but they can also do silent reading on their own. The more successful experiences my students have reading, the more confident, successful readers they will become.

The best way students can become better, more successful readers is with more practice and successful reading experiences.

Your donations will help my students develop this good reading foundation at an age when that is so critical.

Ms. Loper
Grades PreK-2
  • Murlin Heights Elementary School
  • Dayton, OH
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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FR150X - First Little Readers - Complete Library • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00

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