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Ms. S. from Oakland CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books On The Go!

The cost of take-home reading packs, a reading theater set, and pillows from Lakeshore Learning is $864, 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>.

  • $864 goal

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This proposal is designed for student reading both at home and at school. The requested take-home reading backpacks are equipped to engage students in reading with their family members. The backpacks will include a book, a reading journal, comprehension activities, realia (real items to build vocabulary), and reward stickers. I am requesting 16 packs altogether: 8 Fiction and 8 Non-Fiction. While all students will be encouraged to check out a reading backpack, my non-readers will benefit the most. My class is composed of students at varied reading levels, English Language Learners, and students with special needs. A reading interest survey taken by my students shows that books are not readily available at home. I would like to provide opportunities for our families to have quality shared reading time. The backpacks also come with materials that help the reader understand key concepts of the story. I know my students will also use these materials during our reading workshop time in class. Our reading time is structured to encourage students to choose materials that both interest them and that are at their reading level. I don't doubt that the backpacks will soon be a big hit with readers who don't usually settle down to a chapter book. In addition, I have included some great colorful pillows for our class library. Often students will sit on the floor to read in a small group. The pillows will make it more fun and comfortable for students to come together and read, and this will allow them to focus more on their reading, instead of moving around constantly to try and get comfortable. The last great item I am requesting here is the reading fluency Reader's Theater Set. I chose this because I want to see students practice reading with feeling. The box contains 32 scripts (4 copies for each of 8 short plays) that allow students to build fluency and develop a sense of pacing, intonation, expression and more. The set is accessible to a wide range of reading abilities and can be done in a small group during reading workshop. Then students cab read it for the class. Reading fluently and with expression allows the reader to better comprehend the material. My goal is to help students cross the reading barrier to become active, engaged, and strong readers. Thank you for supporting "Books On The Go!" and the joy of reading for kids of all backgrounds.

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

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG240X - Read Together Take-Home Packs - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning $375.00 1 $375.00
TS189 - Comfy Pillows - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
RR529 - Take-Home Pack Storage Rack • Lakeshore Learning $59.50 1 $59.50
EE988 - Readers? Theater Script Box - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95

Materials cost

$568.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$708.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.48

Total project goal

$863.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$863.76

1 Donor

-$814.52

Donations toward project cost

-$709.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$105.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.11

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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