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Mrs. McAnarney from Golden CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

WORD Detective Books!

Help me give my students Mentor texts to become expert Word Detectives in reading.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of children in my class! My students come from economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds. My class includes Children with Autism, International students, English as a Second Language, and Gifted and Talented students.

I am lucky enough to teach such a diverse group of students!I learn from them every day and look forward to school each day!

My class is full of creative and energetic children that have a zest for learning. WE have created an environment where ALL students are welcome.

My Project

My students are learning how to be expert Word Detectives through the use of Lucy Calkins: Reading Units of Study.

In order for my students to use strategies for decoding unknown and high-frequency words, I need mentor text to demonstrate the new strategies and skills.

Young readers need to be shown how to identify unknown words and the complex strategies to decode these words. This lifelong skill will instill the love of reading for many years to come! I truly believe that when young readers are able to be successful independently, they become confident and skilled readers for years to come.

Mrs. McAnarney
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nate the Great Series: Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt; Nate the Great and the Lost List; Nate the Great Stalks Stupidweed; Nate the Great & the Pillowcase • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Max's Words • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Boy Who Loved Words • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Take Away the A • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Blue (Levels 9-11) Lost Socks • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Platinum Collection: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Wake Up, Dad • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00

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