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Mrs. Linderman from Waukegan IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers are Leaders!

Help me give my students rich print materials to help them acquire the skills they need to be successful and equal contributors to our ever-changing world.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

I teach fifth grade at an elementary school in Illinois, where the student population is 79% low-income families and 47% of the students are English Language Learners. In an effort to help my students become good readers and successful people, I need to provide them with rich print material to model what good readers and writers think and how they dissect text in order to understand what the text is about.

I have a classroom of twenty-five, ten- and eleven-year old dual language students who need as much support as possible to survive in our globally competitive and ever-changing world.

My students are wonderful people who deserve a fair and equitable education. My students desperately need exposure to rich and diverse print material to help develop their reading and comprehension skills so they can acquire the skills they need to be successful readers, writers, and communicators.

My Project

The materials I have requested for my students will help them to understand what reading is all about. They will be exposed to rich language, powerful illustrations, and excellent examples of the components of reading. These texts will allow me, as their teacher, to model for them how to use language, illustrations, and text features to fully understand a text, which will help them to develop not only the skills which will be instrumental to their future success, but also a love of reading!

Titles like, The Very Smart Pea and the Princess and The Day the Crayons Quit, will help my students understand perspective and point of view, which is an essential skill to have in today's day and age.

The rich mentor texts you will be providing to my students will help them immensely in applying the skills that all good readers need to be successful.

Mrs. Linderman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey • Amazon Business $20.30 1 $20.30
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
More Than Anything Else • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
They All Saw a Cat • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Seven Blind Mice (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Frankly, I Never Wanted to Kiss Anybody!: The Story of the Frog Prince as Told by the Frog (The Other Side of the Story) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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