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Ms. Bardeguez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading With a Choice

Help me give my students books to read during choice reading from series such as Cam Jansen and Big Nate.

  • $222 goal

This project expired on January 26, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a group of vibrant 3rd grade students on the west side of Chicago. They are eager to learn and they are developing a love for reading books. Third grade is when students are expected to make the shift from learning to read to reading to learn.

My students thrive when they have the opportunity to read books that interest them.

It it important for my classroom library to have different genres that can provide literature that meets the varying interests of my classroom.

My Project

Research states that, "students read more, understand more, and are more likely to continue reading when they have the opportunity to choose what they read"- Every Child Every Day, Richard Allington & Rachael Gabriel, 2012

This year we are encouraging every student to read 1 million words.

A big chunk of the words will come from the books they choose during choice reading. These books will provide my students with more choices in my classroom library.

This week my class passed the 1 million mark! They have collectively read over 1 million words in just a few weeks. They were SO excited to to reach this goal as a class and are eager to read more books. I want to be able to give them more choices in our classroom library so they could possibly become the next "millionaire" reader!

Ms. Bardeguez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
Big Nate's Greatest Hits • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate Goes Bananas! • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Young Cam Jansen and the Pizza Shop Mystery • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Young Cam Jansen and the Lost Tooth (Penguin Young Readers, L3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Young Cam Jansen and the New Girl Mystery • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

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