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Mrs. Gates from Santa Barbara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Clubs for All Readers!

Help me give my students book choices for book clubs! These titles are at levels that are hard to find in book sets. Help us give our readers more choices!

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with K-6 students at two schools. Many people perceive that the community I teach in is filled with high-income families, but in fact it it almost the opposite. The students that I work with are learning in spite of their circumstances. Many of them are coming from low income households and multi-family homes.

Students at my schools are learning to love books and reading, and we are working toward creating a lifelong love of reading.

As school communities we are working hard to create a community of readers.

My Project

At my school we use reading levels to help students read at their just right level. That means that in a typical upper grade classroom students can be spanning several grade levels in their reading abilities. In order to give them more autonomy and choice in what they read, we guide them towards leveled books that are appropriate for them.

Book clubs are an important part of our literacy instruction, but it can be difficult to find book sets at appropriate text levels for many students.

By contributing to this fund, students will be offered more appropriate levels for their books clubs. In their clubs, students will discuss the characters, settings, and figurative language that might be present in their books, while they deepen their love of reading.

Mrs. Gates
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $6.95 12 $83.40
Little Shaq: Star of the Week • Amazon Business $6.64 12 $79.68
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 12 $71.40
The Infamous Ratsos • Amazon Business $4.99 12 $59.88
A Friend for Dragon: An Acorn Book (Dragon #1) • Amazon Business $3.19 12 $38.28

Materials cost

$332.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.25

Total project goal

$468.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.32

2 Donors

-$321.00

Donations toward project cost

-$272.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.15

match offer

-$147.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.10

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$0.00

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