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Mrs. Smirch from Little Elm TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers are Leaders!

My students need fiction and non-fiction books for guided reading that are on their reading level to improve their accuracy, fluency and comprehension.

  • $601 goal

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My Students

My kindergarten students are intelligent, passionate, creative, and loving individuals. Many of the students I serve come from various backgrounds and speak multiple languages with English as their second language. Kindergarten is such an exciting, memorable year for these little ones filled with many first time experiences. They are constantly impressing me with their kindness towards others, amazing work ethic and confidence.

My desire is to encourage my students, helping them achieve their greatest potential, and make a positive impact on their lives.

My Project

Every day my students are pulled in groups for a guided reading lesson that is on their individual level. I have requested sets of books that are on my students' reading level. During this time students are able to make connections to the text, ask and respond to questions and dive in and read! They are eager to find words they know, learn new vocabulary and celebrate their learning.

Guided reading has significant beneficial effects on helping students develop reading skills.

It is one of the most effective tools not only to improve a student's fundamental reading skills but also to help the student develop higher level comprehension skills. After we read these books, students are able to take the books home to continue to practice these skills they have learned at school with their parents. This is very important because many students do not have books they can read independently at home. Therefore, their practice stops at the end of the school day.

Your donation to this project will help to improve my classroom by providing several books on many levels to empower learning for ALL students to enjoy while beginning their journey as readers. Readers are leaders!

Having a wide variety of books will promote and provide a strong literacy foundation which will produce strong, independent readers.

Mrs. Smirch
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Little Readers Level C • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Little Readers Level A • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
First Litte Readers Level B • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
Triangle 6 pack • AKJ Education $32.13 1 $32.13
Blue 6 pack • AKJ Education $31.86 1 $31.86
Black 6 pack • AKJ Education $31.86 1 $31.86
Little Leveled Readers (Level D) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
The Pond 6 pack • AKJ Education $26.28 1 $26.28
Lucy's Lunch 6 pack • AKJ Education $22.56 1 $22.56
All About Apples 6 pack • AKJ Education $22.56 1 $22.56
Tell Me About Turtles 6 pack • AKJ Education $22.56 1 $22.56
I Went to the Beach 6 pack • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Rain 6 pack • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
How to Make Mudpie 6 pack • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
It Started As a Seed 6 pack • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Oranges for Orange Juice 6 pack • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29

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