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Ms. Porter from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books and Recordings to Help Third Graders Become Better Readers

The cost of a variety of character series books for young readers along with CD recordings--including books about Junie B. Jones, Harry Potter, and Amelia Bedelia--is $333, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $333 goal

This project expired on August 9, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a third-grade teacher in the Bronx with a classroom full of nine-year-olds eager to become better readers. They are dying to read about Harry Potter and Junie B Jones, dive into the Arthur chapter books, and enter the mixed-up world of Lemony Snicket, but their first- and early-second-grade reading levels are preventing them from doing so. Instead, the books they can read are usually simple stories targeted toward younger children that don't catch my third graders' attention. My students would dramatically advance their reading levels and be able to enjoy age-appropriate literature if they were able to read along with adults. Unfortunately, many of my students' parents work late or speak only Spanish and are unable to spend that time reading with their children. I am asking for sets of books with their recorded CDs to give my kids that precious read-aloud experience. I want to be able to send a high-interest book and its recording home with a child so that he or she can read along with the recording, improve his or her own reading level, and become more excited about reading. Please help make REAL third grade books accessible to these deserving kids and open new worlds of reading!

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

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This project will reach 13 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junie B Jones: Books 1-8, Vol. 8 Barbara Park, Read by Lana Quintal • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Magic Tree House Collection Books 1 - 8 (Magic Tree House Series) Read by Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $24.00 1 $24.00
The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Tim Curry • Barnes and Noble $19.80 1 $19.80
Marc Brown's Arthur Anniversary Collection Marc Brown, Read by Mark Linn-Baker • Barnes and Noble $19.80 1 $19.80
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Performed by Tim Curry • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Amelia Bedelia Audio Collection Peggy Parish, Read by Suzanne Toren • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 (Junie B. Jones Series), Vol. 0 Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.17 1 $11.17
The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
Marc Brown Arthur Chapter Books 1-3: Arthur's Mystery Envelope/Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club/Arthur Makes the Team Stephen Krensky, Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator), Based On Work by Terence Taylor, Based On Work by Sheilarae Carpenter Lau • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Arthur Accused! (Arthur Chapter Books Series) Marc Brown, Steele, Marc Tolon Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Thank You, Amelia Bedelia: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$226.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$272.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.85

Total project goal

$332.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.50

1 Donor

-$316.92

Donations toward project cost

-$273.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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