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Mrs. Wong from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Authors as Role Models

My students need a variety of books by popular authors. This selection includes Andrew Clements, Patricia Reilly Giff, Tom Angleberger, Sarah Weeks, Gordon Korman, and Mike Lupica.

  • $889 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a self-contained 5th-grade classroom where students learn academic content, but most importantly, how to be responsible for their own learning. In addition to math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, my students practice study skills and discover how they learn best.

Fast paced lives and electronics makes it difficult to inspire kids to read.

Finding ways to engage students to read by choice is important to build their stamina and develop a life long habit of reading.

My Project

An author study requires access to a variety of high quality books that appeal to students. The volume and variety required provides lots of opportunities for differentiation and student engagement. Having books available to engage students with choice makes launching an author study more successful.

When a student finds an author they love, they are much more likely to read and enjoy reading.

Positive and communal reading experiences can spark a life-long interest in reading. An author study also builds a classroom community through shared reading experiences.

I have chosen award winning authors that will expose my students to different genres, humor, and important life lessons. Studying author's opens students' eyes to the possibility of changing the world with words. It will foster my students' reading skills, stimulate their critical thinking skills, and improve their writing.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Genevieve's War • Amazon Business $11.86 2 $23.72
Fast Break • Amazon Business $8.72 2 $17.44
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Pictures of Hollis Woods • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Million-Dollar Throw • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett (Origami Yoda #4) • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Frindle • Amazon Business $7.74 2 $15.48
Heat • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
The Batboy • Amazon Business $7.67 2 $15.34
Masterminds • Amazon Business $7.57 2 $15.14
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.54 2 $15.08
Game Changers: Book 1 • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Cheese: A Combo of Oggie Cooder and Oggie Cooder, Party Animal • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
The Only Game (Home Team) • Amazon Business $7.13 2 $14.26
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Lily's Crossing • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Report Card • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Jumping the Scratch • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda #3) • Amazon Business $6.87 2 $13.74
Art2-D2's Guide to Folding and Doodling (An Origami Yoda Activity Book) • Amazon Business $6.76 2 $13.52
Things Not Seen • Amazon Business $6.64 2 $13.28
So B. It • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Big Al • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Game Changers #2: Play Makers • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Jubilee • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Shredderman: Secret Identity • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Lunch Money (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.14 2 $12.28
The Big Field • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Honey • Amazon Business $6.04 2 $12.08
Zoobreak (Swindle) • Amazon Business $6.04 2 $12.08
Fish Face (The Kids of the Polk Street School) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
As Simple as It Seems (Laura Geringer Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Game Changers #3: Heavy Hitters • Amazon Business $5.86 2 $11.72
Hot Hand (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Swear to Howdy • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) • Amazon Business $5.55 2 $11.10
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda) • Amazon Business $5.33 2 $10.66
Eleven • Amazon Business $5.22 2 $10.44
Restart • Amazon Business $5.08 2 $10.16
Schooled • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Sunnyside Up (The Kids of the Polk Street School) • Amazon Business $4.54 2 $9.08
Pie • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48

Materials cost

$655.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$59.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$754.89

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.22

Total project goal

$888.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$888.11

4 Donors

-$435.90

Donations toward project cost

-$398.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.20

match offer

-$419.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$356.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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