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Ms. Petruzzi from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

6th Grade Wants You!

My students need books like Hatchet, Lightning Thief, Hoot, and Esperanza Rising.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Everyday my students participate in the Daily 5. One of the five components is listen to reading, which is done at the listening center.

At my school 99% of the students that attend our school live in poverty.

Since my students do not have very much at home. I try my best to give them everything they deserve, so that they are able to be successful in life. Doing this on my own is expensive, that is why I am asking for your help. I have just purchased the audio books and need the novels to for the students to follow along with.

My Project

The students will use the audio books at the listening center when they are at the "listen to reading" portion of the Daily 5. This is a critical part of the Daily 5. My students will read along with the audio. This helps them with word recognition, vocabulary, and fluency. Follwing along in the books while the audio is playing allows them to hear someone read properly to them everyday. It allows them to listen to someone else for fluency, besides just listening to the teacher. It helps them to become independent readers. Having these books will help my students move to higher reading levels.

Not only will this make my students better readers, which will help them thrive in every subject area; it will also show them that others who do not even know them care about them and want them to be all that they can be!

Many of my students do not feel loved or cared about at home, with your help we can make them feel that way!

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Ms. Petruzzi
Grades 6-8
  • W D Palmer Leadership Preparatory Academy
  • Philadelphia, PA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hatchet (PB) • AKJ Books $5.83 4 $23.32
Lightning Thief, The • AKJ Books $5.83 4 $23.32
Hoot (PB) • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40
Monster Blood For Breakfast! • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40

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