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Mrs. Stone from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Achieving

Help me give my students Little Reader books to help them improve on recognizing their sight words and to have books to read at their level.

  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I am teaching first grade all subjects. My students are excited about becoming proficient readers. I try to teach them the importance of reading. They have been working very hard to try to increase their sight word and vocabulary skills. They are engaged in their learning, and I try to make learning fun and interesting.

I work in an urban school district, where 99.2% are African American.

Almost 62% of students participate in the free and reduced-price meal programs. Our school culture focuses on self-respect/self-esteem, community service, cultural awareness, and global learning in an African-centered learning environment. This has been instilled into students who know, for example, that hallway movements “always follow the green line.”

My Project

Reading opens the door to a child's early academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to higher grades in every subject. Numerous studies have shown that strong oral language skills are the basis for literacy development. When children learn to read at an early age, they have greater general knowledge, expand their vocabulary and become more fluent readers. They also have improved attention spans and better concentration. Early readers can recognize a larger number of words by sight, which enables them to learn more from and about their environment. My students need books to help them improve on recognizing their sight words and to have books to read at their level.

Their proficiency in reading enables them to comprehend more of what they are reading.

They also become competent researchers, who are able to study effectively and extract relevant and necessary information from books, magazines, websites or other sources of information.

Mrs. Stone
Grades PreK-2
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level B: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level C: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level A: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Buddy Readers (Parent Pack): Level D: 20 Leveled Books for Little Learners • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Big Red Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3 (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book! • Amazon Business $3.44 1 $3.44

Materials cost

$179.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.50

Total project goal

$250.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$250.02

1 Donor

-$250.02

Donations toward project cost

-$212.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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