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Mrs. McHatton from Springfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Struggling Readers

My students need 20+ books that they can access.

  • $470 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students are unable to find "just right books" and give up on reading. It breaks my heart to see them not want to read because of the challenge and the lack of books on their level.

I teach in a public elementary school.

My students are in fifth grade and many of them are reading on a significantly lower grade level. They are enthusiastic learners and I don't want them to give up on reading even though they face many challenges.

My Project

When students are told to go to the classroom library to select a "just right book" for them, they will actually have some books to choose from. Instead of choosing a book that is way over their head and staring at words while becoming discouraged and disenchanted, students will have a book on their level and will gain confidence!

In our classroom students participate in an activity called "The Daily Five." Parts of this activity require students to read to themselves for a period of time, buddy read with someone else, and listen to reading.

Help inspire struggling learners to read!! They will gain confidence when picking up and book and being able to master it and share it with another student!

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

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 9 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Medieval Feast • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Amazing Powers • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
CR690X - I Can Read! Readers - Complete Series • Lakeshore Learning $109.00 1 $109.00
Martin Luther King Jr March Washington • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bat Loves the Night • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
High Interest - Grade Level 1 • AKJ Books $33.14 1 $33.14
The Boxcar Children • AKJ Books $30.62 1 $30.62
Winning Season • AKJ Books $18.94 1 $18.94
High Interest - Grade Level 2 • AKJ Books $38.58 1 $38.58
High Interest - Grade Level 3 • AKJ Books $38.58 1 $38.58
All Star Sports Story • AKJ Books $26.06 1 $26.06
Space • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Titanic: A Nonfiction Companion to Tonight on the Titanic • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sabertooths and the Ice Age • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Three Little Pigs: The Graphic Novel Lisa Trumbauer, Aaron B • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Series #8) • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Phineas and Ferb 3 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Bones and the Dog Gone Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bones and the Cup Cake Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bones and the Dinosaur Mystery #4 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

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