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Ms. Piedrahita from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Knowledge

My students need books to read and stimulate their imagination. They need a class set of Sideway Stories from Wayside School.

  • $463 goal

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My Students

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." Ray Bradbury

I have a group of 23 high energy learners.

Many students do not have access to quality literature outside of school and are easily drawn into learning material that they can relate to. The high poverty demographic of our school causes these kids to lack in home support because of lack of language and money to buy additional resources needed to learn and achieve.

My Project

There's nothing more that I love than being able to interact with my students while reading high-interest literature. Sideways Stories from Wayside School are fun stories that will be used for literature circles, small group instruction, and whole group read alouds. Students will engage in small group and whole group conversations about events in each story and interactions between characters. Students will then share their responses with peers and their families to reel others into the excitement occurring within the story they're reading. As a result of reading these books, students will learn valuable life lessons regarding empathy, compassion, in a fun creative way.

Donations will help to open student minds to the world of reading.

They will see that reading is not only about work and fluency, but that reading is fun and it stimulates thinking and creativity. In today's world reading is being replaced with video games, and television. We have to bring back literature to our children. We have to teach them to appreciate and love what books can do.

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Ms. Piedrahita
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stories from Wayside School: Sideways Stories from Wayside S • AKJ Books $13.12 25 $328.00

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