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Ms. James from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading and Rocking in Second Grade

My students need high interest independent reading books, sets of guided reading books, practice cards, and nonfiction reading scripts to build up their literacy knowledge!

  • $968 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although I have not met my second graders yet, they are going to be world changers. Our school is reopening this year with wonderful teachers, supportive administrators, and most importantly, intelligent students. Second grade is a pivotal year in elementary school. Students transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

My students are ready to make their mark on the world by making grand academic strides and becoming leaders in the community.

They have a unique experience of being the first second grade class of the reopened Villa Heights Elementary School!

My Project

My students need books and lots of them! Our school is opening as a Title One school with many students reading below grade level. These books, reading comprehension practice cards, and partner scripts, will make reading more fun! When students are not interested in what they are learning they are less motivated and more likely to fall behind.

These literacy resources are engaging and exciting!

My students are going to have a two hour literacy block every day to ensure they make strong growth in reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary. I will help students at their specific reading levels which is why this project has so many different levels and varieties! I know all of these resources will be a huge help to my students!

Ms. James
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Kindergarten Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $73.33 1 $73.33
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 1 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $69.92 1 $69.92
PP667 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP669 - Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Practice Cards - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF478 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 1-2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
Level I - Lets Explore F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Arthur's Eyes An Arthur Adventure • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
From Seed to Pumpkin • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Shoo, Fly Guy! (Fly Guy #3) • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Level F - Animal Groups F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Level E - Life Cycles F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Level D - Explore Earth F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Level G - Crafts and Culture F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Level H - Health and Fitness F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Level C - In the Community F/NF (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $24.64 1 $24.64
Maya Monkey • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Born to Be a Butterfly • AKJ Education $3.59 6 $21.54
Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Tiger Is a Scaredy Cat • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Brave Norman A True Story • AKJ Education $2.91 6 $17.46
Enemy Pie • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
More Than Anything Else • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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