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Mr. Hollingsworth from Spokane WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Behaviorally Challenged Students Listen to Great Literature!

My students need 10 books on CD with their printed counterparts in order to expose them to how great literature sounds when read fluently.

  • $271 goal

This project expired on September 26, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There is a rhythm and a beauty when great literature is read aloud and read well. It makes the story come alive and transports you anywhere that the author wants to take you. It's a magical experience and one that every child deserves to have.

I teach in a self-contained classroom of elementary students with severe behavior issues.

They come to me from around my district after they have struggled in their home school. The school that I am at has a staggeringly high poverty rate and my entire room is comprised of high poverty students. Many of my students feel like they have been written off by every adult in their life. They all desperately desire to learn. though, and are hungry for a chance to read. Throughout their lives they've been made to feel like learning is something that they never will be able to achieve, but they are passionate to prove those naysayers wrong.

My Project

Many of my students have had limited exposure to literature read aloud. They have not had the amazing experience of listening to a story and having characters and places and plots come alive in their heads. They struggle to read themselves because they're not sure what it should sound like. I'm asking for 10 books on CD and their printed counterparts so that my students can improve their reading skills by being able to listen to what good reading sounds like. I want them to hear how literature was meant to be heard and then use that experience to take their own reading education to the next level.

My students have made huge reading growth in this school year and they are desperate to continue their growth.

Please help them continue in their learning by helping to provide the resources that will take them to that next step. Thank you!

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maniac Magee S. Epatha Merkerson, Read by S. Epatha Merkerson • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Read by Graeme Malcolm • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park, Read by Graeme Malcolm • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes, Lynn Ward (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes, Narrated by Grace Conlin, Read by Grace Conlin • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Blubber Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Blubber Judy Blume, Read by Halley Feiffer • Barnes and Noble $12.81 1 $12.81
Runaway Ralph Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator), Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Runaway Ralph Beverly Cleary, Performed by B. D. Wong, Read by B. D. Wong, Read by B.d. Wong • Barnes and Noble $11.48 1 $11.48
Ribsy Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ribsy Beverly Cleary, Read by Neil Patrick Harris • Barnes and Noble $18.81 1 $18.81
Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Mr. Popper's Penguins Richard Atwater, Florence Atwater, Read by Nick Sullivan • Barnes and Noble $11.95 1 $11.95
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Wrinkle in Time Read by Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Superfudge Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Superfudge Judy Blume, Read by Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36

Materials cost

$196.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$221.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.62

Total project goal

$270.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$270.11

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.46

match offer

-$173.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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