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  • $720 goal

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Mrs. Collen
Grades 3-5
  • Oak Grove Primary School
  • Hattiesburg, MS
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Words With Warriors: Creating a Larger Library

My students need a greater selection of books, 54 titles based on their reading levels and interests to read at home and accompanying materials for comprehension activities.

My Students

Our students are running out of books in our classroom library to read! They struggle to find books of interest or at the appropriate level. Help spark their interest and make them true reading warriors!

I teach a beautiful, blossoming bunch of 46 second graders in Mississippi.

We are a 2nd and 3rd grade public elementary school with over 900 students. My students range greatly in their reading abilities, from beginning readers to students at the 4th grade level. We are in an inclusion setting and have children with very diverse abilities. They love books about mystery, adventure, animals, and famous people. Many of our students are eager to read and are motivated by Accelerated Reader. Some of our students have not found that spark for reading, and we want to light it!

My Project

Our students are in need of books based on their interests and reading levels. Information was gathered from parent and student surveys about their interests. These 48 children's books will reach all of our students. Every child will bring a book home each week to read with a family member or friend or by himself. The books will be placed in a book bag with activities specific to that book. Our students will develop fluency, learn sight words, develop vocabulary, draw conclusions, identify main idea, sequence events, and countless other comprehension skills. Partnerships between parents, students, and teachers will be fostered through the Words With Warriors program. Parents who struggle with assisting their child at home on comprehension skills will be provided with a guide. Students will have more reading materials available at home. The more Words children are able to interact With, the greater reading Warriors they will become.

Our students will develop a love for reading because they will have access to books on their level and targeted to their interests.

Their fluency, decoding skills, and comprehension skills will all improve. In return, their self-confidence will undoubtedly increase. Our students will become lifelong readers and learners!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brett Favre • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
365 Penguins, Vol. 1 Jean-Luc Fromental, Joelle Jolivet (Ill • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
About Amphibians: A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill, John Si • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
About Mammals: A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill, John Sill • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
About Fish: A Guide for Children Cathryn Sill, John Sill (Il • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Diary of a Fly Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Diary of a Spider Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Amazing Bats • AKJ Books $3.08 1 $3.08
Baby Animals Seymour Simon, Chronicle Books • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Magic School Bus: Flies with the Dinosaurs (Scholastic Reade • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Day Jimmy''s Boa Ate the Wash, The • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type (HB) • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
The 100-Pound Problem • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp Stan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Curious George Goes Bowling • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
The Magic Finger • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Arthur and the Big Blow-Up (Arthur Chapter Books Series #20) • AKJ Books $3.32 1 $3.32
The Field Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Art Lesson • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Amazing Mystery Show (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #123 • AKJ Books $13.49 1 $13.49
Arthur, It''s Only Rock ''n'' Roll • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Babymouse: Rock Star • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Andy Shane and the Pumpkin Trick • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Arthur Lost in the Museum Marc Brown • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Helen Keller Sean Dolan • AKJ Books $3.86 1 $3.86
Abe Lincoln Boy Who Love • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Dr. Seuss Cheryl Carlson • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One James Bernardin, Shana Corey • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Ben Franklin and His First Kite • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag (Childhood of Famous Americ • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Ready-to-Read Series) Margaret M • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Drew Brees Jeff Savage • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
50 Below Zero Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustra • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Eloise''s Summer Vacation (Ready-to-Read Series Level 1) Lisa • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Snow (Magic School Bus Seri • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Olivia Takes A Trip! • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Aliens for Breakfast • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Animal Rescue Club (I Can Read Chapter Book Series) John • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Babies in the Bayou • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
The Bravest Dog Ever: True Story of Balto • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
The Bremen Town Musicians • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Actual Size Steve Jenkins • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Adventures Of Sparrowboy • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
The Adventures of Taxi Dog Debra Barracca, Sal Barracca, Mar • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
All You Need for a Snowman Alice Schertle, Barbara Lavallee • AKJ Books $4.68 1 $4.68
Amazing Grace (HC) • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping • AKJ Books $2.79 1 $2.79
PAPER XERO/DUP WE LTR 20# • School Specialty Inc. $71.36 1 $71.36
PAPER COPY KALEIDOSCOPE 8.5X11 EMERALD GREEN • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
PAPER COPY KALEIDOSCOPE 8.5X11 COBALT BLUE • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
PAPER COPY KALEIDOSCOPE 8.5X11 LEMON YELLOW • School Specialty Inc. $14.24 1 $14.24
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 9 $62.55
OVERLAYS FULL PAGE COLOR PACK OF 10 • Abilitations, Inc. $47.49 1 $47.49

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