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Ms. O. from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Series Get Kids Hooked on Reading!

My students need 3-4 copies of 9 books from the exciting series "Cirque du Freak," "Twilight" and "Hip Hop High School."

  • $391 goal

This project expired on June 24, 2009.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Have you ever read a really great series? I hope that by the end of this year, all of my students will be able to respond "yes" that that very question.

Countless studies have shown that the best way to improve students' reading skills is merely to have them read more. As a result, I recently started an independent reading program for my 7th graders, many of whom are reluctant readers who struggle with literacy skills.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to simply provide kids with time to read (which we have done) - you also have to provide them with books they love. When a student connects with a book, it is a truly inspiring thing and the next trick is keeping the momentum going by feeding the student more books he or she can connect with. Series are an excellent way to not only get kids excited about reading, but also keep them excited as they attempt to read all three, five or twelve titles in a collection. That is why I am hoping to add the "Twilight," "Cirque du Freak" and "Hip-Hop High School" series to my classroom library.

By purchasing these favorite series for my students, you will not only be helping my students become better readers and writers, but also help them form a life-long love of literature - a gift that will serve them well for years to come!

Ms. O.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hip-Hop High School Alan Lawrence Sitomer • Barnes and Noble $8.09 3 $24.27
Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak Series #3), Vol. 3 Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $15.29 3 $45.87
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 2 $19.78
Homeboyz Alan Lawrence Sitomer • Barnes and Noble $8.09 3 $24.27
The Hoopster Alan Lawrence Sitomer • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $13.99 4 $55.96
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 4 $39.56
Trials of Death (Cirque Du Freak Series #5), Vol. 5 Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 3 $21.57
Vampire Mountain (Cirque Du Freak Series #4) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 3 $21.57

Materials cost

$269.02

Vendor shipping charges

$26.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$320.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.24

Total project goal

$390.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.24

8 Donors

-$376.47

Donations toward project cost

-$320.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.77

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$0.00

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