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Mrs. Reeves from Norfork AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today A Reader, Tomorrow A Leader!

My students need book sets for Guided Reading lessons.

  • $389 goal

This project expired on July 8, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Readers of good books, particularly books of biography and history, are preparing themselves for leadership. Not all readers become leaders, but all leaders must be readers." - Harry S Truman

I teach students Kindergarten - Sixth Grade in a self-contained and resource setting in a rural school in Arkansas.

All of my students come from high poverty situations and are on free or reduced lunches. The greatest struggle for many of my students can be found in reading. Although I teach up to the Sixth Grade, most of my students read on a First Grade level. However, this doesn't stifle the drive that my students have to learn.

My Project

We are in desperate need of guided reading book sets. Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves the teacher working with very small groups of students that function on a similar reading level. These texts offer challenges and opportunities for children to think critically. The ultimate goal of guided reading is to move students closer to independent reading. Right now we have very limited access to resources such as book sets. By having these book sets in our classroom, we will be able to devote more time to becoming better readers.

Most, if not all, of my students are at least two grade levels behind in independent reading ability.

With constant access to guided reading book sets, my students will be able to work to bridge their gaps faster. As a result, they will become more college and career ready.

Mrs. Reeves
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading C Paired Study (6 Packs) - Living Things • AKJ Books $22.11 1 $22.11
We Need Trees 6 pack • AKJ Books $21.68 1 $21.68
Apples 6 pack • AKJ Books $21.68 1 $21.68
Rainy 6 pack • AKJ Books $20.60 1 $20.60
It Started As a Seed 6 pack 4160 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Celebrating Thanksgiving Giving Thanks 6 pack 4545 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
City Mouse and Country Mouse 6 pack 3660 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
How Many? 6 pack 3633 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Patterns All Around Me 6 pack 4484 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
I See Patterns 6 Pack 3719 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Where Did It Go? 6 pack 4164 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
It Started As an Egg 6 pack 4166 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Did You Know? 6 pack 4425 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
How''s the Weather? 6 pack 3518 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
I Am Special 6 pack 3924 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
Let''s Take Care of Earth 6 pack 3545 • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
School is Cool! • AKJ Books $3.76 1 $3.76

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