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

Books Kids Can Relate To

The cost of AKJ Educational Services Books; "Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963" & "Bud Not Buddy" is $551, 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>.

  • $568 goal

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I am a sixth grade teacher who teaches Reading, Math, and Social Studies at Claremont Academy. Claremont is a predominately new school built in an low economic community. Many of the students in my sixth grade classroom view reading as their least favorite subject. I think a lot of it has to do with not having books at their reading or interest level. I believe my students would learn essential reading strategies if they had books that they can relate to. Reading will have so much more of an impact on them if they can access their prior knowledge of the subject and engage in meaningful discussions and activities, such as debates, character interviews, and reader's theater, where students are acting out a scene from a book. For my kids to be exposed to a reading curriculum that is relevant to their lives, I would like a classroom set of 35 of the books: "The Watson's go to Birmingham-1963" and "Bud not Buddy", both books by Christopher Paul Curtis. Both are fictional stories that portray kids experiencing life in monumental moments in history. These book provide an excellent opportunity to integrate Social Studies and reading into powerful activities. I believe having these wonderful books in my library will help my students develop a greater interest in reading and learn some strategies that will improve their comprehension and fluency.

Mrs. Moore
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 35 $198.45
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Educational Services $5.67 35 $198.45

Materials cost

$396.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$465.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.15

Total project goal

$567.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.50

4 Donors

-$541.45

Donations toward project cost

-$466.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.84

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$0.00

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