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Ms. Gammon from Glendale AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book Today Will Keep Illiteracy at Bay...

My students need age appropriate, engaging books, that are geared for teenagers.

  • $351 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a Title one school and are predominately Hispanic. Many are English Language Learners. My students are incoming 9th graders. They are below level readers. Raising Lexile scores by interventions, and small class sizes makes it challenging but achievable. They are in a reading support class and the goal is to increase their reading level. More importantly I want to encourage them to read, and help them learn to enjoy reading.

I teach in one of the most difficult areas, working with students who are all well below grade level in reading.

My Project

All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. I have watched them the past couple weeks of school read titles just like these, and I have also asked them what type of books they would enjoy reading. We were lacking sports books, and current titles. I also want to replace commonly read books that are slowly falling apart. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Ms. Gammon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Another Hero (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Awake • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Release • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Fix • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gutless • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
November Blues (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Three Truths and a Lie • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Goodnight, Boy • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Jake, Reinvented (repackage) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Payback Time • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
The Darkest Minds (Movie Tie-In Edition) (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Say No to the Bro • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Seconds Away (Book Two): A Mickey Bolitar Novel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Found (A Mickey Bolitar Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Beware That Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goodbye Days • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ferbert Flembuzzle's Most Exotic Zoo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Against All Silence (An SOS Thriller) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Thirsty • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
The Battle of Jericho (The Jericho Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Afterward: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dead Girls Don't Lie • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Darkness Before Dawn • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Forged by Fire • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Long Shot (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Boy21 • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03
GOAL!: The Dream Begins • Amazon Business $4.17 1 $4.17
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$246.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$298.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.61

Total project goal

$350.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.72

6 Donors

-$325.72

Donations toward project cost

-$276.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.86

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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