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Mrs. Doerner from Morrice MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spicing Up Silent Reading

My students need a nonfiction classroom library and book bins to store student selected texts.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

I have wonderful 3rd graders. My kids range from below to above grade level. In order to make sure each child is getting what they need, we do a lot of individualized centers. My biggest challenge, when it comes to teaching these students, is having enough materials. My kids are hungry to learn!

I teach a 3rd-grade class, in which many students are from low-income rural families.

My students come from a small farm town. My students are very curious about the world. Due to their income and home responsibilities, many of them have never left the area. They are all very eager to learn and read! Our school is very bright and encouraging. For many students, this is the highlight of their day. All of my students are also being given an opportunity to develop their own skills and talents in a way and at the pace that is best for them, through differentiated instruction.

My Project

I am writing this project so that my students have access to nonfiction texts at their individual level, as well as a place to store their selected texts. Every day my students have the opportunity to silent read a book of their choosing. My goal is to incorporate more nonfiction texts into their learning.

I believe it is important for students to take ownership and have choice during silent reading.

The nonfiction text set will allow students to have a wider variety of books to select from, and aligns with our social studies grade level standards. Our new book bins will provide a safe place for the new books to be stored.

Mrs. Doerner
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE430X - Social Studies Literature Libraries - Gr. 1-3 Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING ASSORTED SET OF 30 • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99

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