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Ms. Edwards from Hamlet IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Young And (a little) Old(er)

My students need various levels of controlled vocabulary books, 1-2 copies each of 27 titles, for our Title I classroom library.

  • $237 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2011.

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My Students

Readers of all ages and ability deserve books of high interest and quality content.

My students are struggling readers which often times leaves them lacking confidence about books and their ability to enjoy them.

Teaching at a small school with many students at an economic disadvantage, my challenge is great to close the gaps and instill a love of books and confidence in my students as readers. I love my job, my students, and my school, but funding is low and we lack the means necessary to purchase these multi-level books my students would benefit from so greatly.

My Project

I'm requesting high interest books ranging in levels from Pre-K to 4th grade with controlled vocabulary. Not only will having multi-leveled books in my classroom allow my students to experience success with fluency, they will also build confidence among students who generally do not read independently. Fluency builds to comprehension and comprehension leads to greater learning.

My classroom is a place for intervention but also a safe environment where personal reading levels are embraced and grown upon.

It is a place for trial, error, success, and taking the necessary steps to close the gap. These books will help me lead my students in taking those steps. Everything is built on reading and I believe these books will help in developing students who not only know the importance of reading, but also think it is fun!

Ms. Edwards
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Hundred Monsters in My School • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
About Dinosaurs (We Both Read Series) Sindy McKay, Robert Wa • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
A Pony Named Peanut (We Both Read Series) Sindy McKay, Mered • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
After the Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Aggie Will Larry Dane Brimner, Rebecca McKillip Thornburgh • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
I Am Reading: Alien Alby • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Amazing Animals • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Amazing Sharks! (I Can Read Book Series) (Level 2) Sarah L. • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Amazing Tigers! (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Sarah L. T • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick • AKJ Books $3.89 2 $7.78
Benny the Big Shot Goes to Camp • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Brain Freeze! • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
Breakout at the Bug Lab • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
Bug Homes • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Chameleons Are Cool Martin Jenkins, Sue Shields (Illustrator • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Alligator Tales and Crocodile Cakes • AKJ Books $3.08 2 $6.16
Chicken Said, Cluck! (My First I Can Read Series) Judyann Ac • AKJ Books $13.25 2 $26.50
How Not to Babysit Your Brother • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Andrew Lost In the Garbage • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
It''s Snowing! It''s Snowing! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Plants Bite Back DK Reader • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail, The • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
All Kinds of Kids Christina Mia Gardeski, Bob McMahon (Illus • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Busy Bugs • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Dancing Dinos Go to School Sally Lucas, Margeaux Lucas • AKJ Books $3.11 2 $6.22
Fred And Ted Like to Fly • AKJ Books $7.01 2 $14.02
Get Up, Rick! • AKJ Books $3.08 2 $6.16

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