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Mr. H from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books

Help me give my students exciting books to read to build their literacy.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

Distance and remote learning have made learning very difficult for my students. Many are home with limited access to Wi-Fi or computers. Many have responsibilities to help their younger siblings. Most have to share a single computer among an entire household.

My students live in the south Bronx in small, cramped apartments.

This is not conducive to proper learning but they do their best. They work hard. They understand that their education does not end with the lock-down.

My Project

A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.

As an educator, I am aware of student resistance to homework and hope that rather than an assignment, my students will pick up the habit of daily doses of reading.

Research supports the strong positive correlative effect of 20-60 minutes of daily reading.

Subsequent research has found that the best amount may vary; low-level readers benefit from 15-20 minutes whereas high level readers get the greatest benefit from reading 45 minutes or more. Regardless of the best individual amount, research consistently shows that time dedicated to independent reading pays off.

These books will be given out to various struggling students to read at home. I have chosen several exciting historical fiction novels for them to read. I want to build excitement and a love of reading. I want them to simply enjoy sitting back with an exciting book and get lost in it's contents. Only through reading will they improve their vocabulary, their writing, and their grasp of the English language.

Mr. H
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 125 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe's Series 11 to 15 Books Set (Fury, Battle, Company, Enemy, Sword) • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
War Lord: A Novel (Saxon Tales, 13) • Amazon Business $21.48 1 $21.48
Waterloo (Sharpe's Adventures, No. 11) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe & the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #7) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign, July 1809 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$119.10

Vendor shipping charges

$7.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.04

Total project goal

$186.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.91

3 Donors

-$186.91

Donations toward project cost

-$158.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.04

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$0.00

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