More Books for My Classroom

Check out my newest proposal on DonorsChoose... Give if you can, pass it on to friends if you'd like.

Help spark a love of reading in my students! I'm a 4th grade, general ed teacher in a high-need public school. We serve roughly 1,000 students pre-K to 5, 99% of whom qualify for free lunch and more than half are English Language Learners.

Three quarters of my students are reading below grade level. Many of them are reading at a second grade level. They are inspired to grow as readers, but are tired of our classroom library, which lacks enough high interest, low level books for second and third grade readers.

I have requested close to 100 books from levels J (1st/2nd grade) all the way to P/Q (4th grade). I have selected books that I know the kids are interested. Many of them are series. When a child gets to know a character, they are drawn into reading and excited to keep reading book after book whether it's the kids of the Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen or Judy Moody.

When new books arrived in our classroom in November, the kids' excitement was immeasurable. Your help will ensure that enthusiasm continues to thrive in our classroom. You can make it possible for all my students to find a book that catches their imagination and turns them into a lifelong reader.

Thanks to everyone for your support!


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