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Mrs. Spurr from Beverly OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Children to Love Reading

My students need additional reading material for our classroom. I love to teach with novels, but I do not have enough for all my students.

  • $412 goal

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My Students

Welcome to rural Ohio. The school is in the center of our town. We are a recessed area, and everyone here knows that the ticket out of poverty is a good education. Our teachers are striving to provide this to our students.

Poverty shouldn't be found in education.

Our school should have all of the same resources as other schools.

All of our students get free breakfast daily. A high percentage receive free or reduced-price lunch. Although we are mainly a poverty-stricken area, parents still value education, the students still love to learn, and the teachers are challenged daily to bring the best educational experiences to these students.

Children are children. They want to learn. These children are no exception. When a lesson is engaging, they are like sponges.

My Project

Although I teach 4th grade, I plan on using these materials in small group settings to teach my students how to love a story, but at the same time, find purpose in the story. I am asking for novels, such as "Pictures of Hollis Woods," to use in small group circles to enhance their love of reading. I have ordered other award-winning children's books so I can read the books to the class and discuss the story elements and grammar. These books are meant to be read in one sitting. After reading books like "The Polar Express", I can then talk about story development, summarizing, and character analysis.

"We read to know we are not alone."—C S Lewis In today's society, books can be used as an escape for many of my students.

I am trying to purchase classroom sets of several books. Hopefully, by reading these books, the students will be exposed to a variety of writing styles.

Children are children. They want to learn. These children are no exception. When a lesson is engaging, they are like sponges. I have chosen books that will keep their attention, but also help teach life lessons along the way.

Mrs. Spurr
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pictures of Hollis Woods • Amazon Business $6.39 10 $63.90
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child • Amazon Business $20.83 1 $20.83
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trouble with Trolls • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Owl Moon • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Wanna Iguana • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
I Wanna New Room • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
If You Find a Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Groundhog Gets a Say • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Rules (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
My Great-Aunt Arizona • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Dandelions • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Thunder Cake • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Grandpa's Teeth (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Three Snow Bears • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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