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Ms. Benton from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Good Library (Returns)- Part 2

My students need books about cause and effect to complete the special education library!

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This urban area, on the south side of Oklahoma City, has suffered from a high poverty rate. These students come from the worst part of town, and with that they deal with crime, abuse, and few options. Some 90% or more of my students qualify for free and reduced price lunch. Many work part-time (or even full-time) jobs after school to help support their families.

These students come to our school looking for a safe place, and for a good education.

We are a public charter school, and we accept anyone and everyone if there is room to grow. With students who are gang members, to National Merit Scholars, this school is a place to come and learn. This community is built to last, and continue growing, as alumni come back to teach the next group of students.

My Project

At the beginning of the year, I thought I would give a try, and I asked for 50 books in a two part project. I found these books in the lessons that are available on, each teaching a different skill in reading. I have taught lessons in Author's Purpose, Cause and Effect, Character, Classify and Categorize, Compare and Contrast, Drawing Conclusions, Explicit Information, Fact and Opinion, Figurative Language, Genre, Main Idea, Plot, Point of View, Predicting, Pronoun Reference, Sequence, Setting, Theme, Vocabulary in Context, and Voice. I love having a classroom that is built on a community of reading.

These books have been a bridge in understanding for my students.

So, naturally, I would like to continue with these lessons that succeed. I want more than anything to fill up my empty shelves with books that can reach my students while I teach. The books that I have asked for in this project are all relating to the lessons of Cause and Effect, with reading levels in grades 1-4. Using books from my student's reading levels help them to aspire to greater reading goals.

Ms. Benton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Why Do You Cry?: Not a Sob Story • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Let's Read About-- Rosa Parks (Scholastic First Biographies) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
If You Give a Pig a Pancake • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Let's read about ... Ruby Bridges (Scholastic first biographies) by Bridges, Ruby (2003) Paperback • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
If You Take a Mouse to School • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Caimans (Animals of the Rain Forest) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Man of Peace (Hello Reader!, Level 4) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rosie's Walk • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Muggie Maggie • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Abiyoyo • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Moon Book (Avenues) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Padded Board Book) (A Five Little Monkeys Story) • Amazon Business $6.18 1 $6.18
Chicken Little • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Planets: Third Edition • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Who Eats What?: Food Chains and Food Webs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
The Runaway Bunny • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Tummy Trouble (Clifford the Big Red Dog) (Big Red Reader Series) • Amazon Business $5.04 1 $5.04
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Just So Stories - Illustrated Edition • Amazon Business $4.09 1 $4.09
Chrysanthemum • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

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