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Ms. Imahara from Citrus Heights CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready To Read Something New

My students need opportunities with mentor text books to interact with rich language and enticing storylines.

  • $1,956 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Engaging students in interesting books and promoting language development and discussion is difficult when students are familiar with all the interactive read aloud books.

My students are an eager bunch of children wanting to engage in discussions about books, but they struggle due to their individual reading levels, learning needs, and repeated grades in the same classroom.

We are a group of students with language goals in a communication handicapped class. Our school is a low income, title one school, that struggles to find the funds to meet our classroom grade level needs. We are a group of students ranging from second through fifth grade. Since we continue in the same classroom for up to four years, we struggle with finding new books and curriculum to promote academic growth. It's hard to work on prediction skills, when we are familiar with the story from the previous year.

My Project

We are requesting books to use during interactive read aloud time. During this time teachers share their favorite children's classics with young readers. Interactive Read-Alouds use popular children's literature to teach specific standards and build fluency and comprehension. Combining guided conversations with reflective thinking, read-aloud lessons engage children in strategic listening, speaking, reading and writing about text. My students need new books for interactive read alouds. Covering four grade levels has its own set of challenges, but when curriculum is limited and lessons have to be repeated students are no longer engaging in new reflective thinking and developing new comprehension skills.

Using interactive read alouds in the classroom has had an amazing impact on student comprehension and language growth.

The problem now is that students are being presented repeated material because we do not have the book variety to support students across the four grade levels in my class. This project will provide a large amount of new and exciting books to my class.

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

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level J - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $82.78 1 $82.78
Level H - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $79.60 1 $79.60
Level E - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $74.53 1 $74.53
Level F - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $72.34 1 $72.34
Level D - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $66.80 1 $66.80
Level C - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $65.85 1 $65.85
Level G - Nonfiction • AKJ Books $62.17 1 $62.17
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Read • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Mysteries of Harris Burdick • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Two Bad Ants • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
The Widow''s Broom • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Going Home • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Ugly Duckling • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Three Little Pigs • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Sector 7 • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Pink and Say (HC) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Lilly''s Purple Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Ill • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Kitten''s First Full Moon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Tough Cookie • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
All the Places to Love • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Quicksand Book Tomie dePaola, Tomie de Paola (Illustrato • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Owen • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
More Than Anything Else • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Owl Moon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illus • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Rain Makes Applesauce • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Don''t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day-CD • AKJ Books $10.18 1 $10.18
Mufaro''s Beautiful Daughters • AKJ Books $8.61 1 $8.61
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Read-Along Book and CD Favorite Serie • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Patrick''s Dinosaurs Book and CD Carol Carrick, Donald Carric • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Rumplestiltskin (Read Along Book & CD Series) Paul Galdone • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Snow • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Lincoln Photobio • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Sam, Bangs & Moonshine • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Strega Nona • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
St. George & The Dragon • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Annie And The Old One • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Annie And The Old One • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Goldilocks Returns Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Blueberries for Sal • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Chicken Sunday • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Chocolate Moose For Dinner • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Amos & Boris William Steig • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Amazing Bone • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Train Song Diane Siebert, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator), Michael • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Sierra • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Home Place • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
If I Were In Charge World • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
It Could Always Be Worse Pb: A Yiddish Folk Tale • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Under The Quilt Of Night • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Keeping Quilt • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowflake Bentley • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Knots on a Counting Rope • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Smoky Night • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Little House • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Little Red Riding Hood Retold by Trina Schart Hyman, Trina S • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Make Way for Ducklings • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Man Who Walked Between the Towers • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Martins Big Words • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
May I bring a Friend • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Mirette on the High Wire Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Takes a Vacation • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
My Brother Martin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault, Fred Marcellino (Illustrator • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Quick As a Cricket • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
We''re Going On Bear Hunt • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Relatives Came • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Rumpelstiltskin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Where''s Spot? • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Seven Blind Mice • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Gardener • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowflake Bentley • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
So Far from the Sea • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Butterfly • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Stone Soup • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dakota Dugout • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Sylvester & Magic Pebble • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Black And White • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Rotten Ralph • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Caves • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Ocean • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Encounter • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Wilma Unlimited • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Miss Alaineus • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Working Cotton Sherley Anne Williams, Carole Byard (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
River Ran Wild • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Possum Magic (Trade) • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Gleam and Glow • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Netties Trip South • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Petunia • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pinkerton, Behave! Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrat • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Song and Dance Man • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sleeping Ugly • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lon Po Po • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tomorrow''s Alphabet • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Some Smug Slug • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shrek! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Mirandy and Brother Wind • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
White Snow, Bright Snow • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Miss Nelson Is Missing! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Story of Jumping Mouse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Art Lesson • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Hansel and Gretel • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Wednesday Surprise • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Im In Charge Celebration • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Important Book, The • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
InchbyInch • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Roxaboxen Alice Mclerran, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jim and the Beanstalk • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tree Is Nice Janice May Udry, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Velveteen Rabbit • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Bremen-Town Musicians • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Chair for My Mother • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cheyenne Again • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Chicken Little • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Stray Dog • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dandelion • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dogteam • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A My Name Is Alice • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Andrea Pi • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Frederick • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Girl Who Loved Wild Horse • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Goggles! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Yo! Yes? • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Boy Of The 3 Year Nap • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
How Many Days To America Pb • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Too Much Noise • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Paper Bag Princess Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Il • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Q Is For Duck • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Biggest Bear • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Popcorn Book, The • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Each Peach Pear Plum • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tale of Peter Rabbit • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Little Bear''s Visit • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Tar Beach • AKJ Books $2.50 1 $2.50
The Night Before Christmas • AKJ Books $2.00 1 $2.00

Materials cost

$1,475.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$134.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,662.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$293.36

Total project goal

$1,955.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,955.75

2 Donors

-$1,905.75

Donations toward project cost

-$1,619.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$285.86

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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