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Mrs. L. from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching All Readers

My students need multiple copies of 18 picture books including titles by Patricia Polacco and Judy Blume.

  • $457 goal

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The third graders (75 students) at our school come from a variety of home environments. It is a diverse community with children from over 18 countries, who receive free and reduced lunch, who are gifted and talented, and from both the city and country.

Our supply of "read alouds" is limited. We currently have only one copy of the texts to share amongst 75 students. This prevents students from rereading texts independently and internalizing the structures of good literature.

We need multiple copies of anchor texts to expose students to multicultural literature that represents themselves and is appropriate for developing reading skills such as main idea, inferring, drawing conclusions, story elements, character traits and discussing a good book.

Your help will allow students the opportunity to listen to, read and discuss appropriate texts that develop a love for reading. Students will be able to reread, enjoy and develop their imaginations as they grow as learners.

Mrs. L.
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Under the Quilt of Night Deborah Hopkinson, James Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Freedom Summer Deborah Wiles, Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Day's Work Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 2 $12.50
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Goin' Someplace Special Patricia C. McKissack, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Something Beautiful Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Illustrator), Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
The Other Side Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 2 $27.18
Uncle Jed's Barber Shop Margaree King Mitchell, James Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 2 $14.38
Shoeshine Girl Clyde Robert Bulla • Barnes and Noble $4.49 4 $17.96
The Pain and the Great One Judy Blume, Irene Trivas, Irene Trivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
More than Anything Else Marie Bradby, Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 2 $28.70
Gooney Bird Greene Lois Lowry, Middy Thomas (Illustrator), Thomas Middy Chilman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 4 $19.80
Big Al Andrew Clements, Yoshi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58

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