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Mrs. Barden from Wilmington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rooted in Reading!

Help me give my students the quality literature they need to fall in love with education.

  • $509 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title I school in Wilmington, NC. My classroom includes 18 second-graders who love learning. We spend our days learning in a variety of ways and integrating literacy throughout. Several of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch and our school population was heavily affected by Hurricane Florence, including 18 missed school days. I love that despite all of these unfortunate circumstances, my students have bounced back and have come back to school more eager to learn than ever.

My Project

These read aloud books will allow me to model fluent reading for my students while supporting them in higher order thinking skills. These books are from a variety of different genres and many have earned literary awards. Many of my students are not being read to at home so the only opportunity they have to experience quality literature is at school.

Our school system also missed 18 days of learning due to Hurricane Florence.

Many of our families were severely affected because of the storm and many of our students are still going through difficult times. These read alouds will help me teach my students how reading can take one's mind on an adventure away from the circumstances surrounding one.

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

This project will reach 18 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers • Amazon Business $28.72 1 $28.72
The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention: The RISE Framework • Amazon Business $22.34 1 $22.34
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How to Catch Santa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
TYH Supplies Economy 11 Hole Clear Sheet Protectors, 8-1/2" x 11" Non Vinyl Acid Free (200) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Crankenstein • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Catching the Moon • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Looking at Lincoln • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
That's What Leprechauns Do • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Salamander Room • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Spiders • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Akiak A Tale From the Iditarod • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Old Elm Speaks Tree Poems • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Visitor for Bear • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When I Was Young in the Mountains • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Edward the Emu • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chester's Way • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Koala Lou • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Poinsettia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stone Soup An Old Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Night Tree • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Rumphius • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Snow Day! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Bad Case of Stripes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Library Lion • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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