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Ms. Kasprzak from Fort Myers FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book for Every Child

My students need books that are at their reading level and that they can read independently. The books on this list include graphic novels and other series books that are high interest and engaging.

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th grade in a co-taught and inclusive setting. Our students are hard workers that want to do well in school. Although we are a high performing school year after year, our neediest students still need a great deal of support in order to make steady progress--especially in the area of literacy.

Over the years, our biggest struggle has been how to reach and engage our struggling readers.

Many of our students are reading well-below grade level (at least 2-3 years below). Our kids want to read, but they struggle to find books that are at their reading level, but are still age-appropriate.

My Project

In our classroom, we are passionate about instilling a love for reading in each of our students. Unfortunately, for students with reading difficulties, the options for age appropriate books that they can read on their own decreases as they get older. Many of our kids are embarrassed to read because the books at their reading level are too "babyish" and they are embarrassed to let their peers know that they cannot read the "big books" that their friends are reading.

My goal with this project is to build a classroom library with books that our struggling readers can read independently and with dignity.

The books I have selected are all books that struggling readers can read independently. If we are ever going to help our students to make improvements in reading, they need access to a variety of books at a variety of reading levels. Please help us make a difference in the lives of our students!

Ms. Kasprzak
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Dragon Masters Series Set (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Looniverse (A Branches Book) Book Set: Stranger Things / Meltdown Madness / Dinosaur Disaster / Stage Fright • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Monkey Me Branches Book Set Includes: • Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey • Monkey Me and the New Neighbor • Monkey Me and the Pet Show • Monkey Me and the School Ghost • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.47 1 $22.47
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Dragon Players (The Knights of the Lunch Table #2) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Knights of the Lunch Table: No. 1 (The Dodgeball Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Crystal Caverns: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Whispering Oak: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #3) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74

Materials cost

$194.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.06

Total project goal

$267.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.06

7 Donors

-$164.25

Donations toward project cost

-$146.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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