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Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading Is At The Heart of Everything We Do!

My students need high interest books on various levels for our individualized daily reading time.

My Students

"Reading is at the heart of everything we do" is the refrain we sing to start Reading Workshop each day. My students are developing their own reading lives and reading personalities, and need more opportunities to read books that they can connect with and be inspired by.

My second graders are eager learners and voracious readers.

They are a class of 28 ethnically diverse students. Reading levels in my room range from early first grade to fourth grade. My school is a K-4 building in a large district in New Jersey. We are in a low-income area, and many students do not have access to books at home. Our own school library is very sparse, so I have been working to create a classroom library that will entice and engage my young readers.

My Project

Each and every day my students engage in individualized daily reading as a part of Reading Workshop. Each students is aware of their exact reading level, and choose their own books to read. During this time, I teach guided groups or conduct reading conferences. In these conferences, we discuss their self-selected reading, and create personal goals. I have used this structure to teach reading for the last two years, and have seen amazing improvements in student engagement. My students set goals, understand what makes a good reader, and connect with books on a deeper level. I have been building my library a bit each year, but students can always use more books. I like each child to have at least 6 books in their individual book bin every week. This method of teaching reading is a "best practice", but requires an extensive library.

By helping to fund this project, you would have an impact on the lives of many children.

A good foundation in Reading is paramount to success in the future. Thanks for your time.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade Level Libraries Grade 2 - Fiction • AKJ Books $37.16 1 $37.16
Multicultural Folktales- PreK-3 TC • AKJ Books $21.03 1 $21.03
Cam Jansen- Fav Series • AKJ Books $80.92 1 $80.92

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This project will reach 28 students.

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