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Ms. Frey from Billings MT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading!

My students need this collection of books that are diverse, from different genres, and set in different time periods to explore comprehension in reading.

  • $547 goal

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My Students

If it's motivation you're looking for, you'll find it in the students at my school! These kids are driven, motivated, and engaged. It's our job as teachers to keep the intrigue alive. We all love the books our teachers read aloud to us, let's keep that going for our kids. These books make read-alouds intentional, educational, and engaging.

These kids love to read anything they can get their hands on, so let's make their time captivating!

They enjoy all genres and any read aloud their teachers share with them.

My Project

Every child loves to read new books. I am aiming to do my best to keep that love going. Adding books to our classroom library that showcase diverse storylines and characters is so important in 3rd grade.

When looking for children’s books to read for fun, both kids and adults agree they “just want a good story." These book choices are wonderful, deep, and engaging.

They were researched and chosen by fabulous teachers. One of the books, "Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun" encourages children to be proud of who they are. There is such a great diversity as well. In "Ruby's Wish," a little girl in China is determined to go to college like the boys in her family. Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans for deeper meaning and comprehension strategies that focus around a read-aloud story each week.

The teacher reads one of the books throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more. These books are going to captivate our students. There are forty specifically-chosen books that will help our students find new authors, characters, and storylines to love. Forty books to make some of our readers fall in love with reading again.

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! (Stories & Poems) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Saturdays and Teacakes • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Substitute Creacher • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $15.03 1 $15.03
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $14.55 1 $14.55
The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Picture Day Perfection • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Turkey Bowl • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Pinduli • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cactus Soup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Picnic at Mudsock Meadow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Really Happened to Humpty? (Nursery-Rhyme Mysteries) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
I Wonder Why Penguins Can't Fly: And Other Questions About Polar Lands • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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