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Mrs. Chenault from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Battle of the Books

My students need these book titles and document camera to read and enter the Battle of the Books competition in our school district.

  • $765 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The challenge facing my students is reading all of the titles in order to answer all questions about the book titles in the Battle of the Books competition.

My students are from low-income families of which 97.7% of my students receive free and reduced lunch.

My students want to achieve success in the Battle of the Books program this year and love to read. They love to show how much they know about the titles they've read with other children.

My Project

These resources will change my students' lives for the better when I am able to project the chapters of the books with the document camera that the students may read them together. I have found that the students love to listen to an audio version of the book that I read from my voice memos. In this way, students will have text, audio, and projected text to read and be successful as I reach all learners.

Donations to this request will make a difference to our students because they do not know what it is like to read a book from cover to cover.

They never had the opportunity to see how wonderful it is to read and be read to on a constant basis. With these books and document camera, this will introduce students to the wonderful world of books. They will look at reading in a positive way.

Mrs. Chenault
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson DC-06 Document Camera - document camera • Best Buy for Business $383.39 1 $383.39
Hand in Hand • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Nubs • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History&apos • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Electric Ben • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Hold Fast • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Paiute Princess • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Titanic • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Glory Be • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Glory Be • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
One for the Murphys • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Ghetto Cowboy • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Nathan Hale''s Hazardous Tales • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
I, Emma Freke • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Close to Famous • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
A Tale Dark and Grimm • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Pie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ways to Live Forever • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Homemade Stuffing Caper • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Dancing Home • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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