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Ms. Hafer from Hamilton OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Really Rocks!

Help me give my students books to inspire and encourage their love for reading.

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very low-income homes. Unfortunately, very few come in with supplies for school. Our district has done a wonderful job in investing in a new curriculum that promotes enjoyable reading and writing for all. However, students are not being as successful as they could be because we do not have as many books as we could. My goal is to change this in my classroom.

I teach Language Arts and Social Studies to 25 fifth graders throughout the day.

Many of these readers are below grade-level, and I want to provide them with materials that will inspire them to read and write more.

My Project

Everyday we start class with a read-aloud. I read a picture book to the class and teach a mini lesson on a specific reading skill. During these books students engage in discussions about the text. These read-alouds have really developed the students ability to think more critically about a text. After we read the book as a class students are given the opportunity to reread the text on their own.

Books are the best resource for our students to grow as readers.

Worksheets, and online activities are great, but the greatest asset for young readers is access to books. Our goal is to have students actively reading everyday in class to develop a life-long love for reading.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Probuditi! • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Firebird • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Rough Patch • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
This Book Will Not Be Fun • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Circle • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Wall in the Middle of the Book • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Zathura • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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