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Mrs. Schlitter from Elgin IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Kids Need Real Kids Readers!

Help me give my students "real kid" reading experiences using "Real Kid Readers" along with "Henry and Mudge" beginning chapter books!

  • $250 goal

This project expired on June 30, 2019.

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My Students

The first graders in my classroom are very diverse in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic standing, but they all have one very important thing in common - they have a love of learning and are very enthusiastic in their pursuit to know more and do more! They have grown so much academically as well as socially, as we learn new ideas, grow to be better readers and mathematicians all while trying to learn important life skills like sharing, cooperation, patience and persistence.

Their excitement and positive attitude are contagious and I can't wait to see how far they go!

My Project

First grade is such an important academic year! What better way to encourage students to read, than to provide them with beginning reader titles that are easy for them to understand and feature situations that they can connect with. These books will be treasured titles in our classroom library and students will have the opportunity to have access to them to read in small groups or on their own.

Making good connections is such a critical step in allowing young students to comprehend what they are reading, once they have mastered the skill of word solving.

Once connections have been established, early readers can extend that skill and further their comprehension using short chapter books, like the "Henry and Mudge" titles.

Mrs. Schlitter
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henry and Mudge (28 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $94.82 1 $94.82
Real Kids Readers (12 Book Set) • AKJ Education $21.00 1 $21.00
My Camp-Out • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Pal Al • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Big Ben • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dress-Up • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hop, Skip, Run • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Pet Vet • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Tin Can Man • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Spots • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Best Friends • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Like Mess • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Am Mad! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
No New Pants • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
I Like To Win! • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Dan and Dan • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Get the Ball, Slim • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The New Kid • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
On With the Show! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The Good Bad Day • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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