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Mrs. C. from Centreville AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BCHS - Books Can Help Students

My students need 10 subscriptions to READ and Career World to improve expository reading skills.

  • $443 goal

This project expired on February 16, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

"A room without books is like a body without a soul." ~ Marcus T. Cicero I teach 11th and 12th grade English in a rural high school. Our population is made up of a large percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. We have been under "School Improvement" by the Alabama Department of Education for the past 4 years because we have been unable to make sufficient progress in our students' reading scores and improve our drop-out rate.

The majority of students I teach arrive to the high school reading at or below the 6th grade level. An obstacle that I am trying to overcome is getting my students interested in reading more expository and nonfiction text.

For my college-bound students, expository and non-fiction text is something they will encounter on a daily basis. I need to teach them the skills to read, comprehend, and analyze this type of text. My students also need direction. Many of them have no career goals or even plans for the future that awaits them upon graduation. These two magazines will be tools that I can use to help my students improve reading skills and focus on career goals.

I realize that magazine subscriptions must seem trivial, but often magazines are the only thing that some of my students will actually attempt to read. If I can offer them magazines that will interest and inspire them, it might be just enough to help them be successful in college and in their careers. Your support will be more than just a magazine; it will be an opportunity to empower the future generation.

Mrs. C.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
READ (For Orders of 10 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $10.15 10 $101.50
Career World (For Orders of 10 or More Subscriptions) • Weekly Reader $10.25 20 $205.00

Materials cost

$306.50

Vendor shipping charges

$30.65

State sales tax

$12.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$363.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.69

Total project goal

$442.70

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$442.70

2 Donors

-$210.37

Donations toward project cost

-$181.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.87

match offer

-$221.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$181.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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