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

Using picture books in content areas (2)

The cost of 15 read aloud books including "Probably Pistachio," "Math Fables: Lessons that Count," "Tales of Gambling Grandma," "Canoe Days," and others is $192, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach fifth grade at a inner-city school with a vast range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Fifth graders like to give the impression that they are "grown up" and shun "baby" activities. So, when I decided to read "Thank You Mr. Falker" (a wonderful picture book about a student who struggled with reading as a child) by Patricia Polacco aloud, I figured they would roll their eyes. I was shocked when they listened intently until I read the very last line (the last line reveals that the main character is actually Patricia Polacco). When I closed the book and scanned the room, they started to clap. Their young eyes had a look of sheer amazement. Now, I read a picture book to my class at least once a day. This has really inspired students to read. Now, I want to keep this fire burning. I need more short story books for my classroom. These books need to have great pictures and a message for students.

Mrs. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bookshop Dog Cynthia Rylant • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Widget Lyn Rossiter McFarland,Jim McFarland (Illustrator),Jim McFarland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
All the Places to Love Patricia MacLachlan,Michael Wimmer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Math Fables: Lessons that Count Greg Tang,Heather Cahoon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Tales of a Gambling Grandma Dayal Kaur Kaur Khalsa,Dayal Kaur Khalsa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox,Julie Vivas (Illustrator),Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Teammates Peter Golenbock,Paul Bacon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Storm Book Charlotte Zolotow,Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Canoe Days Gary Paulsen,Ruth Wright Paulsen (Illustrator),Ruth Wright Paulsen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jim and the Beanstalk Raymond Briggs • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fireflies Julie Brinckloe • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fly Away Home Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Wednesday Surprise Donald Carrick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Probably Pistachio Stuart J. Murphy,Marsha Winborn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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