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Ms. King from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books in a Series Keep Our Readers Reading!

Help me give my students the books they need to keep them reading all year long.

  • $428 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our public school is in a large urban district and includes students who are culturally, socioeconomically, and academically diverse. It is absolutely one of the things I love the most about the students at my school. My kids are typical 9 and 10 year olds who love to read. Reading regularly and voraciously is the norm for our kids. They read widely and choose to read. This didn't happen accidentally. Parents are committed to the idea of regular reading at home. Teachers design their school day so that kids spend large blocks of time reading a variety of authentic texts. Teachers share their passion for reading with the kids. Administration dedicates funds and professional development time to reading instruction. As a result, the ​students choose to read. These readers know books.

My Project

My students love to read! Not only do they read well but they are kids who "choose" to read. The challenge comes not only in providing quality literature that keeps up with their reading habits, but also in providing books that are diverse and reflect a range of genres, and reading levels. One of the ways I address these challenges is by filling our classroom library with books that are in a series.

Reading books in a series keeps my kids reading!

Everyone remembers their favorite series as a kid. Was yours Nancy Drew or Magic Treehouse? Those reading memories stay with you and are the foundation for a life time of reading. When reading a series, kids always know what book they are going to read next. They get to know the books so well, the character becomes their best friend. And the predictable structure of a series allows kids to think more deeply about the text. We are requesting great books so my students can build their reading habits and make those unforgettable reading memories of their own.

So it is my responsibility to see that every student has access to books they need and to the series they love. The readers will read every day for large blocks of time. They will self select the books. They will discuss the books with their peers. They will blog about the ones they love. All in an effort to build life long readers who choose to read long after they have left 4th grade!

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

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Reign of Outlaws (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The 91-Story Treehouse: Babysitting Blunders! (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 11) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Last Council (Amulet #4) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
The 117-Story Treehouse: Dots, Plots & Daring Escapes! (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Missing Mage • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Tank & Fizz: The Case of Firebane's Folly • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
TBH #5: TBH, I Feel the Same • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
TBH #1: TBH, This Is So Awkward • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Bird & Squirrel On Fire • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up (Bird & Squirrel #5) (5) • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Bad News (The Bad Books) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (The Mysterious Benedict Society (3)) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Chupacabras of the Rxedo Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shadows of Sherwood (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 10): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 10) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (The Mysterious Benedict Society (2)) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
This Book Is Not Good For You (Secret, Bk 3) (The Secret Series, Book 3) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
TBH #4: TBH, IDK What's Next • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society (1)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
FINS OF FURY: MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Jurassic Carp: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
The SeaQuel: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Live and Let Swim: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Startup Squad • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rebellion of Thieves (A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 9): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$328.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.15

Total project goal

$427.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$427.64

4 Donors

-$238.46

Donations toward project cost

-$203.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.17

Matching donations from our partners

-$188.47

Match offers toward project cost

-$160.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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