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Mrs. Chris White from Rome GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Gives Kids Access to the World!

My students need Jennifer Seravallo’s Go to Book set and the Dog Applause Series to develop their reading skills and continue to foster their passion for dogs.

  • $276 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is a culturally rich school, with a diverse population of 580 students, in Pre-K through sixth grade.

Our Title I school population has 92% of students qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunches and a high concentration of English Language Learners.

We also serve two foster group homes, for temporary and long-term placement of homeless children.

We do not see these statistics as roadblocks. We see them as additions to our rich diversity. Together we will help students to develop to their fullest potential: Creative, problem-solving, compassionate adults.

My Project

This year our focus in 3rd grade is help each child identify their reason to read. Many struggling readers do not see the necessity in learning to read, which causes them to chronically stay behind grade level. But... this year is the game changer.

Jennifer Serravalo’s Go to Books give students the tools they need to see how these reading skills are applied to quality literature.

While exploring passion projects like caring for dogs the will read ebooks about day gs. My students will see reading as vital piece in achieving their goals. They will read for authentic reasons. They will read to prepare a recipe. They will read to program a robot. They will read to care for class pets.

In order for my students to have access to these higher level texts, they must have a repitore of comprehension strategies they can reference. Jennifer Serravalo’s reading strategies give students the skills necessary... to become great readers!

Students must see authentic reasons to read. Whether it is to help us reach a goal or just enrich our lives. Reading is Essential.

Mrs. Chris White
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 3 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $124.19 1 $124.19
Dog Applause Series (NEW!) - E-book (single use*) • Britannica Digital Learning $64.26 1 $64.26

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