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Ms. Ruley from Riverside CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Series...Letting Kids Follow Characters Through Life!

My students need a class set of the best series they will ever read, a trilogy of the best-selling young series in recent history and teacher guides to improve it all!

  • $419 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Could you imagine knowing that your very existence is a crime? That is the life that Luke Garner is forced to live in the shadows.

My students are low readers.

Even though they are in 4th/5th grade, most are at a second grade reading level. By following along whole class to the beginning of a seven book series they get to follow the central character through his adventurous (and illegal) life. By being able to follow along as a group, they get to hear and see the joy of reading as opposed to simply reading the Dr. Seuss books at their level. By 4th/5th grade, they get insecure about their own lack of achievement and abilities.

My Project

If the joy of reading with a group can open their eyes to the possibilities books hold, it can inspire them to read ahead or reread the chapter we read that day to ensure understanding. I have seen both happen in the lowest of my readers and the sparkle in their eyes is incomparable to any video game out there! That is why I am requestinga fantastic 7 book series and a class set of the first two books in the series.

The reason books are so important is because most of these children are in severely disadvantaged areas and if they get a crisp new book, they will know how good it can feel to be empowered knowing that somebody else out there might feel the same way you do.

Ms. Ruley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Among the Hidden: A Novel-Ties Study Guide (eBook) • AKJ Books $16.95 1 $16.95
Among the Hidden / Among the Impostors • AKJ Books $6.56 35 $229.60
Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set Suzanne Collins • AKJ Books $39.40 1 $39.40
NU87043-Hunger Games Teacher''s Guide • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75

Materials cost

$294.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$356.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.84

Total project goal

$418.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.93

2 Donors

-$108.80

Donations toward project cost

-$93.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$309.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$263.04

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.67

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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