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  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Westphal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 15 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Perfect Fit!

My students need 12 sets of easy readers and 8 book bins to complete our classroom library.

My Students

Can you imagine hovering around the book center and not being able to find one book that you can read? I need easy readers for my students who are emergent readers.

My class is made up of self-contained deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

My students range from third to fifth grade, but some have reading levels that are several years below their actual grade. They love to read and listen to reading, but do not get enough experience with text that fits their reading ability, but still has a level of text complexity that will engage them and challenge them to comprehend at higher reading levels. We are a public school in a suburban area of Florida.

My Project

I am requesting a classroom library of kindergarten and first grade fiction and nonfiction story books. I need these books to increase my classroom library to give my students who are reading below level more choices on what they read. According to Pathways to the Common Core (Calkins, Ehrenworth, & Lehman, 2012), there are a few challenges facing teachers as we begin to implement the Common Core standards, especially for Informational Text. These challenges include: 1. Students not reading enough nonfiction text. Common Core advocates that 45% of students' academic reading be composed of informational text. 2. Students aren't reading "just-right" informational text. The text must be able to be read with at least 96% accuracy to obtain comprehension. 3. Students are not engaging with informational texts in the appropriate way. 4. Students have no choice in what to read.

My goal for this project is to get more high-interest Common Core exemplary books on my students' reading levels into their hands by giving them more choices in what they read!

I want them to look at my book center and easily find a book that is a "perfect fit!"

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BX710X - Heavy-Duty Classroom Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LL711 - Level A Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.00 1 $34.00
LL714 - Level D Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
TT972 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
LL712 - Level B Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.00 1 $27.00
TT974 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
AA833 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 1 $25.00
AA835 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA836 - Level D Extra Book Set - K-Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.00 1 $24.00
AA834 - Level B Extra Book Set - K - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.00 1 $23.00
LL713 - Level C Nonfiction Extra Book Set - K • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.00 1 $22.00
LA621 - 5 1/2" x 4" Labeling Pockets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TT911 - Level A Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.00 1 $19.00
TT973 - Level C Extra Book Set - K - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.00 1 $19.00

Materials cost

$377.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.00

Total project goal

$486.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.64

13 Donors

-$463.93

Donations toward project cost

-$394.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.99

Matching donations from our partners

-$22.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$18.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 7 students.

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