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Mrs. D.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Reading A Variety Of Genres

The cost of the books is $1592, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

It is so important for children to read a variety of genres and to see how each genre is written with unique characteristics and for a particular audience. I teach at a wonderful school which encourages differentiated instruction and I would like for my third grade students to have an opportunity to read biographies, realistic fiction, poetry, fables, and non-ficton and to build an understanding of why each story fits into a specific genre. I teach an inclusion class of third grade students who are reading on a variety of levels. Our textbook includes many of the different genres, but I would like for the children to take the knowledge they gain from the textbook stories and with their reading group they could choose another book with the same genre, to read and discuss. I have 20 students in my classroom, but the other six third grade classes would also benefit from sets of books in a variety of genres and reading levels. Our school is just across the lake from New Orleans and many of my students have been affected by Hurricane Katrina in one way or another. I want them to experience reading as a way to use their imaginations and dream.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Extra Innings: Baseball Poems Scott Medlock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
The Day It Snowed Tortillas/ El dia que nevaron tortillas Joe Hayes, Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator), Joe Hayes (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 6 $43.14
Wild Babies Seymour Simon • Barnes and Noble $7.19 6 $43.14
Bein' with You This Way W. Nikola-Lisa, Lisa W. Nikola, Michael Bryant (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 6 $42.90
Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought It Back to Life, Vol. 0 Molly Cone, Sidnee Wheelwright (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 6 $42.90
How Big Were the Dinosaurs? Bernard Most • Barnes and Noble $6.30 6 $37.80
Matthew and Tilly Rebecca C. Jones, Beth Peck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Appelemando's Dreams Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Dinosaur Dream Dennis Nolan, Dennis Nolan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Julius, the Baby of the World Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
I Have a Sister--My Sister Is Deaf Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Why the Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale As Told by Mary-Joan Gerson, Carla Golembe, Carla Golembe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Akiak Robert J. Blake • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Tomas and the Library Lady Pat Mora, Raul Colon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Back Home Gloria Jean Jean Pinkney, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Lost Lake Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Weather Words and What They Mean Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Penguins! Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 6 $37.50
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman Kathleen Krull, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 6 $32.40
The First Dog Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 6 $32.40
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary Jean Craighead George, Lucia Washburn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Ruby the Copycat Peggy Rathmann, Peggy Rathman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Because You're Lucky Irene Smalls, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here Jean Craighead George, Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Author: A True Story Helen Lester, Helen Lester (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 6 $32.10
What's It Like to Be a Fish? Wendy Pfeffer, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Snakes Are Hunters Patricia Lauber, Holly Keller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Dog That Stole Football Plays Matt Christopher, Bill Ogden (Illustrator), Daniel Vasconcellos (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Hey, New Kid! Betsy Duffey, Ellen Thompson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
Julian, Dream Doctor Ann Cameron, Ann Strugnell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
The Legend of the Hummingbird: A Tale from Puerto Rico Retold by Michael Rose Ramirez, Margaret Sanfilippo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 6 $26.70
The Treasure Hunt (Little Bill Series), Vol. 3 Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54
A Dog Named Sam Janice Boland, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54
Here Comes the Strikeout: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Leonard Kessler, Leonard Kessler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54

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