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Mrs. Hughes from Westminster SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Reading Detectives!

My students need multiple copies of the Cam Jansen mystery series to read during our mystery genre study.

  • $175 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first time you got hooked onto a good mystery? My students love this genre, and need "just right" resources to support being good reading detectives!

We are an energetic group of second graders.

Our class has eighteen students in attendance at a rural school in Upstate South Carolina. We are a Title-1 school, and are considered high poverty. We love to read and learn, and have enjoyed becoming reading detectives.

My Project

One of the many genres I am required by law to teach my 2nd graders is that of mystery. In a month's time, my students will transform from ordinary second graders to "Reading Detectives," where they will hunt for mystery clues, which make for careful reading, and will look at books more analytically. Having these resources (Cam Jansen class sets) will allow for whole-class collaboration, so that students can better understand the elements of mystery. Through this genre study, students will create their own case files, in which they will house mystery games, comprehension studies, mystery maps, and other components of this unit.

This project is important because my school does not have adequate resources to support student learning in this genre.

We have very few class sets of ANY book, and those that we do have are not "just right" for second graders. Again, having this project funded means putting books in the hands of every student in my class to support the genre of mystery.

Mrs. Hughes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cam Jansen & Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (#1Reissue) • AKJ Books $3.48 20 $69.60
Early Beginning Young Cam Jansen-10 Books • AKJ Books $34.79 1 $34.79

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