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Ms. LaHendro from Aurora CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Alouds to Make Literature Accessible

My students need books for read alouds, book clubs, and independent reading.

  • $204 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!" This is our classroom motto. I teach an incredible group of third graders who amaze me each and every day.

My school is a Title I school with a free and reduced-price lunch rate of 84% and a large population of English Language Learners.

Many of my students see school as a safe place to play, learn, and grow. We are a close-knit community of learners who love and support one another within and outside of school.

My Project

I am hoping to add to my read aloud library! These are books that might be harder for my third grade scholars to read on their own or books they might not chose for themselves. Some books I asked for multiple copies to be used in a smaller group where lower readers can follow along.

Research has shown that teachers who read aloud motivate students to read.

Read alouds make literature more interesting to struggling students and helps motivate those students to try new books on. I have seen the right read aloud inspire a 1st grade level reader push themselves so that they can get to those exciting third grade and beyond chapter books! Thank you for encouraging life long readers!

Ms. LaHendro
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hundred Dresses • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly The Plane • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour The Tea • AKJ Education $4.37 5 $21.85
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Fine, Fine School • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #6: Fear the Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
More Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
The Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
More Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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