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Ms. Ferguson from Portland ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When It Is Time To Read, You Need A Book!

My students need “just right” books in order to grow as readers. They need high quality literature at their individual reading levels to attain instant success as readers and to encourage growth and goal setting!

  • $1,801 goal

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My Students

Readers read. The best way to support a student in reading is to encourage eyes on print: morning, noon, and night. Books in hand, strategies employed, off you go to the wonderful world of reading. A skill, an activity, a hobby for life—or it could be at least. It takes books. “Just right” books in a variety of genres to engage many interests.

My first graders are developing readers excited for the adventures reading can provide.

Their book boxes, their minds, and imaginations are geared up and anxiously await your help! Our shelves are empty because we are a new section of grade one and I am new to the school.

My Project

We need "just right" books. Just right books provide a stair step approach to reading. Students can read simple text successfully in a nicely presented REAL book. The next level is a little harder, and a bit harder after that...

Walking into our classroom, you would immediately notice our empty shelves awaiting leveled books.

We have picture books for read alouds but we lack books at "just right" levels. As an experienced teacher, I have seen students make so much progress when they can practice with books that they can read by themselves. Of course, we need many levels because every student is different and they jump levels as time passes.

Please help my reader's grow!

Ms. Ferguson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level I Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $197.74 1 $197.74
Guided Reading Collection: Level H Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $191.46 1 $191.46
Guided Reading Collection: Level B Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $186.78 1 $186.78
Guided Reading Collection: Level E Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $174.99 1 $174.99
Guided Reading Collection: Level F Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $169.81 1 $169.81
Guided Reading Collection: Level D Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $169.03 1 $169.03
Guided Reading Collection: Level C Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $165.65 1 $165.65
Guided Reading Collection: Level G Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $153.78 1 $153.78

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