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Mrs. Ingamells from Danville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Motivate Young Readers, Our Future Leaders

Help me give my students hundreds of books to keep them motivated to read!

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down? My students are just discovering the joy in reading, and we need more books both fiction and nonfiction that are high interest to them and not falling apart.

On the surface, my students may seem alike, but get to know them, and you see incredible differences.

My 90 fifth grade students range in reading level from second grade to eighth grade. They come from different economic, cultural, and family backgrounds. These students all want to do their best and learn. They are excited about being at school and learning.

One thing my students have in common is their love for reading and sharing stories. Like most classrooms, my students range in reading abilities. Many of my students are just discovering the joy of reading, while others devour books by the week. They all know being a good reader is key to their success in school and life. They all want to become better, stronger readers.

My Project

With these new fiction and nonfiction books, my students will develop the skills necessary to meet the rigorous English Language Arts Standards listed in the Common Core. Students will have enough books available to meet the volume of reading required to acquire these skills. They will use these books to read for information, become more knowledgeable on a variety of topics, and to learn the important reading skills of main idea, synthesis of information, comparing and contrasting, understanding, cause and effect, story elements, and more. Most importantly, these books will continue to motivate my students to practice their newfound reading skills. They will continue to build their reading life and continue on their path to becoming lifelong readers and learners.

The books you donate to my class will definitely make a difference in helping my students learn to read.

These books will update our classroom library with high interest books. By donating to my project, you will be putting books into the hands of my 90 students. You will be impacting their literacy development, which is at the core of being successful in school and life. Thank you and Chevron Fuel Our School for this opportunity.

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lost Girl • Amazon Business $10.25 6 $61.50
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $23.35 2 $46.70
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Sunny (3) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $30.59 1 $30.59
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $13.86 2 $27.72
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.09 3 $27.27
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 3 $23.49
Amazing Animals: Extreme Dinosaurs: Comparing and Rounding Decimals (Mathematics Readers) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Teacher Created Materials - TIME Informational Text: History of Video Games - Grade 6 • Amazon Business $9.67 2 $19.34
Fantastic Kids: Malala Yousafzai - TIME FOR KIDS® Informational Text - Great for School Projects and Book Reports - (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
Stem Careers - Reinventing Robotics (Time Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
Epic Athletes: Tom Brady • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Level 13 (A Slacker Novel) • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
Liar & Spy • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Up the Creek! • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) (19) • Amazon Business $5.29 3 $15.87
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $15.22 1 $15.22
Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha) • Amazon Business $7.58 2 $15.16
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book. Fun Illustrations. Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Stephen Curry - One of The Best Basketball Players in History. (Sports Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Stephen Curry: My Secret To Success. Children's Illustration Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Stephen Curry. Learn To Be Successful like Bastketball Super Star Steph Curry • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.93 3 $14.79
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (7) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Post-it Notes, Jaipur Colors, America's #1 Favorite Sticky Note, Recyclable, 3 in. x 5 in, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (655-5UC) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Slacker • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Sticks & Stones (Upside-Down Magic #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) • Amazon Business $5.92 2 $11.84
El Deafo • Amazon Business $5.29 2 $10.58
Post-it(R) Notes, 4 in x 6 in, Marseille Collection, Lined, 5 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (660-5PK-AST) • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Goodbye Stranger • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (I Survived #11) • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Epic Athletes: Alex Morgan • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17) • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58

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