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Mrs. King from Statesville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Raffle

My students need various young adult texts to be engaged in reading again!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach honors-level English to tenth grade students. These students come from a variety of backgrounds (some ESL, some very rural upbringing), and although several in each class are ESL, the diversity is relatively low. Students often do not enjoy reading and have a limited view of the world around them.

In an effort to increase an interest in reading, foster open-mindedness and creativity, and create lasting connections with my students, I want to host a book raffle the first week of school.

Every year my students end up amazing me with what they are capable of - I just want to open that door to them from the very beginning!

My Project

In this project I am requesting various young adult texts, like The Marrow Theives and Saints and Misfits. Students often come into my classroom with little desire to read. My goal is to ignite this passion in them again with current, popular, young adult texts such as Refugee. The first week of school I want to engage them and build rapport with them by having a book raffle. Each student gets a ticket with their name and can put it in a jar to win a book of their liking.

By starting the year with something they can read for enjoyment I am hoping to get their teeth wet for what we will ultimately cover during the remainder of the school year.

Mrs. King
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $11.96 3 $35.88
An Uninterrupted View of the Sky • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Words in Deep Blue • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Jane, Unlimited • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Crossing Ebenezer Creek • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
The Wicker King • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
City of Saints & Thieves • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82

Materials cost

$218.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.35

Total project goal

$315.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.68

5 Donors

-$151.89

Donations toward project cost

-$129.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.78

match offer

-$163.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$139.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.57

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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