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Mr. C. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocking the Reading Part III - Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and Roald Dahl

The cost of the reading books is $159, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $159 goal

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Hello! My name is Philip Clark (that's Mr. Clark to any 6th graders reading this!) and I work at the Granville T. Woods School of Science and Technology in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, with 92% of the students on free lunch. I am the proud teacher of the 6th grade Level 4 Class of 2016 (that's the year they'll all graduate from college). I teach ELA, Social Studies, and Math. My twenty-seven 6th graders this year have higher reading scores than either the 7th or 8th graders in my school, but I lack the resources to provide these ambitious, energetic learners with the books they need to fulfill their reading potential. We couldn't start reading workshop in my classroom until the third week of school because we didn't have any books in our library. Although I have sated their appetites a quick fix infusion of Horrible Harry and Junie B. Jones that we received on emergency order, that won't last them long – we flat out need more books in our library. Thorough review of the student surveys I administered clearly reveals that Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, and Roald Dahl are my scholars' favorite authors. The addition of these twenty books will empower my scholars as readers by giving them texts they want to read. These books will help our reading workshop become a highlight of the day, as they return to the wonderful worlds of Witches, Ramona the Brave, and Superfudge. Reading and writing is the most powerful tool I can give my students, and these books are integral to generating student interest and accelerating development. These classic stories will go a long way towards ensuring that everyone has something engaging and meaningful for them to read. Every scholar will be able to read them, providing over 700 hours of crucial reading time to my class. One of the goals for the Level 4 Class of 2016 is to read 2016 books this year, but to do that we must have high-interest leveled texts such as these. Please help the Class of 2016 get the books we need to succeed academically and achieve our ambitious reading goal! The cost of bringing these valuable resources to the Level 4 Class of 2016 is about $100.

Mr. C.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ramona Boxed Set: Ramona the Pest; Ramona Quimby; Beezus and Ramona; Ramona the Brave Beverly Cleary • Barnes and Noble $19.16 1 $19.16
Best of Judy Blume: 4 Copy Box Set Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $18.77 1 $18.77
Four Fudge Books by Judy Blume: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing/Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great/Superfudge/Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $16.77 1 $16.77
The Ralph Mouse Collection: The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, Ralph S. Mouse (Cleary Reissue Series) Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator), Louis Darling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.17 1 $16.17
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator), Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$99.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$130.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.58

Total project goal

$158.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$158.76

1 Donor

-$151.96

Donations toward project cost

-$129.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$1.23

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