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Ms. Shane from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Power of a Read Aloud

My students need the fourteen books I have selected as read alouds with titles from "It's a Secret!" to "Dinotrux".

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach reading to struggling first and second graders at a charter school in New York.

Listening to a read aloud does not threaten my students who are struggling. They are included as a listener and an active participant during discussion without the pressure of having to decode the words and comprehend the story simultaneously.

Having this project funded will allow me to expose my students through the power of a read aloud to people, places and things they wouldn't encounter otherwise.

Your help will make it possible for my students to develop a love for books and reading. With your donation, I will be able to inspire my students to love books and story. As a result, I am hoping this will encourage and motivate them to become lifelong readers!!

Ms. Shane
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Library Mouse Daniel Kirk • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Dinotrux Chris Gall • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
It's a Secret! John Burningham (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Pencil Allan Ahlberg, Bruce Ingman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Martha Doesn't Say Sorry Samantha Berger, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Cool Daddy Rat Kristyn Crow, Mike Lester (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
In My New Yellow Shirt Eileen Spinelli, Hideko Takahashi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
I Took the Moon for a Walk Carolyn Curtis, Alison Jay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
I Love My Hair Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E.B. Lewis (Illustrator), E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme Marianne Berkes, Jeanette Canyon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
The Color of Home Mary Hoffman, Karin Littlewood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Suki's Kimono Chieri Uegaki, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Firekeeper's Son Linda Sue Park, Julie Downing (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Dad, Jackie, and Me Myron Uhlberg, Colin Bootman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25

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