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Mrs. Matthews from Wetumpka AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Aloud, Read Alouds!

Help me give my students a successful interactive read aloud experience with these amazing books. Each book will be used to teach reading skills that will help the students think beyond the stories.

  • $410 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in the town of Wetumpka, Alabama. My students come from very diverse backgrounds. The majority of the students in my class come from low income neighborhoods. While the parents of my students try to provide as many resources as possible, many are simply not able to provide all that is needed in today's world. Providing more resources to these students would open up a world of new opportunities for them to be successful in the world today!

My Project

Read alouds are an awesome way to motivate, encourage, excite, build background, develop comprehension, and aide students in making connections to books. Read alouds also serve as a model to the students on how fluent reading should sound, which is so important to becoming a good reader.

Reading aloud is one of the most important things teachers can do with students!

Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, and helps students recognize what reading for pleasure is all about.

The books I would like to receive for our classroom will build all these skills and more. Each book I have selected is not only a great book, but I have prepared a lesson to go along with each one to reinforce the reading skills taught in 2nd grade.

Mrs. Matthews
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Hedgie's Surprise • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Officer Buckle & Gloria (CALDECOTT MEDAL BOOK) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Hey, That's MY Monster! (I Need My Monster) • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Weekend with Wendell • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Sick Day for Amos McGee • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Library Lion • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Ira Sleeps Over • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Mysterious Tadpole • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Piggie Pie! • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Ruby the Copycat • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23

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