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Mrs. Casey from Springdale AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading!

My students need to read as many books as possible! They need to hear the rich language, be exposed to different genres, and experience literacy from some of the greatest children's authors ever published!

  • $408 goal

This project expired on October 3, 2018.

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My Students

My second grade students are so eager to learn! They are constantly wanting new books to read! We are starting a new reading curriculum this year called Rooted in Reading! There are 4 read aloud books per month and I would love to provide them for my students!

There are so many fantastic books for this new curriculum, including some classics like Miss Rumphis and Rough Face Girl, and Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems, and some great new titles that we can't wait to read.

My Project

My students will use these books to enhance their reading. Students love to be read to and these books are the perfect books for that purpose. They are part of a reading curriculum that my 2nd graders are using this year to build reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. These books also align across multiple subject areas for cross-curricular exposure.

We will be using these books as mentor texts for writing and reading.

When used in the correct sequence, each book is designed to emphasize a reading and grammar skill that builds on itself. A writing assignment is also included with the curriculum that also correlates with the reading and grammar skills.

Mrs. Casey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Don't Call Me Pig! A Javelina Story • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Library Lion • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sheila Rae, the Brave • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Edward the Emu • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Chester's Way • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Legend of the Poinsettia • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (paperback) • Amazon Business $6.31 1 $6.31
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
A Visitor for Bear (Bear and Mouse) • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Night Tree • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Fireflies • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Spiders • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

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