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Mrs. Blundy from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

These Readers are Ready for Bigger Books!

My students need pairs of longer books to practice strategies they will need to become chapter book readers.

  • $320 goal

This project expired on July 6, 2018.

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My Students

I currently teach thirty energetic, eager-to-learn second graders at an inner-city school located in Illinois. My students come from a variety of cultures, across a wide range of income levels located within the school's neighborhood and from other neighborhoods across the city.

Like most second graders, my students are extremely curious and love to figure out the world around them through open-ended exploration of materials, topics, ideas, and their surroundings.

I am constantly amazed by the thoughts they have, the way they express themselves, how they work to understand and communicate their experiences with one another.

My Project

Second grade is an exciting time for readers. They are learning to take control of their reading lives, are paying special attention to plot lines and characters, and they are increasing their stamina for independent reading.

Becoming "big kid" readers requires a new set of reading habits and strategies, and books to practice with.

For this project, I am requesting pairs of chapter books at second grade reading levels so that students can practice strategies for bigger books with their reading partners. Together these readers will practice summarizing chapters on post-its, tracking how characters change over time, and will use other strategies that readers need to become chapter book readers.

Mrs. Blundy
Grades PreK-2
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
Poppleton in Spring • AKJ Education $9.89 2 $19.78
Leo the Late Bloomer • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Ivy and Bean Book 1 Book 1 • AKJ Education $5.39 2 $10.78
Ride, Fly Guy, Ride! (Fly Guy #11) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Buzz Boy and Fly Guy (Fly Guy #9) • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Puppy Place #1: Goldie • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Gloria Rising • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Dinosaur (Bones #3) • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
More Stories Julian Tells • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds #1 • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Junie B. Jones #21: Cheater Pants • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Nate the Great • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Mercy Watson Fights Crime • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Big Lie • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.21 2 $8.42
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 2 $8.42
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.10 2 $8.20
Poppleton • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Bailey School Kids #1: Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Puppy Place #8: Patches • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
The Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Scholastic Reader Level 2: More Spaghetti, I Say! • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82

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