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Mrs. Bernick from Smithfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Become Leaders!

My students need high interest books and book storage to help create engaged readers.

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work with 7th and 8th grade special education students from a variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. All of my students receive special education services in one or all of the following areas: reading decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and writing. Many of my students have reading, writing, and vocabulary skills that are significantly below grade-level. My students are often eager to learn new decoding and comprehension skills but need additional resources. In order to succeed and grow in their reading, my students need to be in a literature-rich environment.

My Project

Literacy is a fundamental skill that lasts a lifetime. My students need high interest books across various reading levels to help them find a love for reading. Since many of my students are reading significantly below grade level, books at their independent reading level are not readily available in their school library. Also, many of these students do not have books in their home environments that they can read while at home. Adding leveled books and book bins will help me to provide my students with the resources needed to become stronger readers. Please consider partnering with me to create life-long readers and future leaders. Thanks!

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Bins 6 pack assorted colors • AKJ Education $35.03 2 $70.06
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 1 $41.76
Captain Underpants (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 1 $35.86
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Ann Cameron (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $22.40 1 $22.40
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #3: Eyes of the Storm • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
BONE #4: The Dragonslayer • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Big Nate Makes the Grade • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Kickoff Blitz • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Kick, Pass, and Run • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Freak Out! Animals Beyond Your Wildest Imagination • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Fox on the Job: Level 3 • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Big Brown Bear • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Big Pig and Little Pig • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Danny and the Dinosaur: 50th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
What Day Is It? • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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