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Mrs. Gilliam from Lexington SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Are Leaders

My students need read aloud books that are engaging and diverse.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will teach close to 20 first graders this school year. These children are a diverse group of learners with many interests. My students are growing into life long readers. They are excited to learn and cannot get enough of fun, relatable books!

Every year, I am excited to see how my students grow as readers and writers!

It is imperative for children to have a rich classroom library in order to develop as readers. We need lots of books!

My Project

First grade is a great year for reading. The children come in as emergent readers and leave as independent readers. They need lots of books in their classroom! One of the best ways to engage students and teach reading skills and strategies is through read aloud texts.

Read aloud books allow teachers to model fluent reading as well as teach skills and strategies to the students.

Students are able to lose themselves in the story, giving them opportunities to think critically and participate in active discussions that are rich in content. Read-alouds can reach a variety of academic levels in the classroom.

Mrs. Gilliam
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel picture books) • Amazon Business $16.48 1 $16.48
Sylvie • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Honey... Honey... Lion! A Story from Africa (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07

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