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Ms. Kuchs from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basketball Books for Urban Boys with Emerging Reading Skills

My students need some sets of books for book club. They really love reading about basketball, especially Shaq. They also need interesting books at their low reading levels for their daily independent reading time.

  • $248 goal

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My Students

My students are 3rd - 5th graders living in lower Manhattan. 85% of the students in my school are considered low income. As a reading intervention teacher, I work with students struggling with reading. Most of my students are a grade level or more below in reading. It has been a struggle to get them interested in reading, but I have recently found a few book series that hold their interest. The problem is, I don't have enough copies of these books to keep them reading until the end of the school year. I would also like to use these sports books to run a book club with the students, so I can help monitor their comprehension to ensure they are getting the most out of their reading experiences.

My Project

I purchased a few of these sports books myself for my students and I can't keep them on the shelves. There's a waitlist to read the Shaq books, and some students are breezing through my collection. I am hoping to gather more sports books for these students to encourage their new interest in reading.

I am also hoping to get a few sets of books to use for book club with my students.

They are struggling readers, so it is helpful to have several students reading the same book at the same time so I can monitor comprehension and help them as a small group.

Most of these kids would barely read before finding these sports books, and now they can't put the books down. For some of the students, these are their first chapter books! I am hoping to expand my book collection for them and help them achieve their grade level reading goals!

Ms. Kuchs
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Shaq Takes a Chance • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Little Shaq: Star of the Week • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 3 $17.85
Quarterback Scramble (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Riptide Pride (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Spotlight Striker (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Soccer Longshot (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Skateboard Breakdown (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Little Shaq • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
End Zone Thunder (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Snowboard Standoff (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Nobody Wants to Play with a Ball Hog (Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Spotlight Soccer (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
8-Bit Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Quarterback Rush (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Point Guard Prank (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Win or Lose (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Wild Pitch (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Speed Receiver (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Five Fouls and You're Out! (Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Slam Dunk Shoes (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
Cheerleading Really Is a Sport (Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars) • Amazon Business $3.63 1 $3.63

Materials cost

$178.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.18

Total project goal

$247.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.85

1 Donor

-$247.85

Donations toward project cost

-$210.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.18

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$0.00

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