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Mr. o. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boosting Literacy

My students need reading comprehension games and various high interest books such as Percy Jackson and Geronimo Stilton.

  • $1,193 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2011.

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My Students

At this time, my library is not sufficient to meet their needs. The class library does not contain the appropriate materials needed to serve their varied reading levels. Additionally, the children are beginning to develop varied interests in books, which our library cannot meet.

I am a 4th grade general education teacher serving a high need community in a school with very dedicated teachers.

The community is a predominantly working class neighborhood. I teach quite an enthusiastic group of students who love to read. My students love to laugh and learn.

My Project

The solution to my problem was simple; provide the students with an abundance of book options at their level. With this in mind, I have chosen book sets that will allow my young readers to simultaneously learn and have fun while reading. The reading comprehension games will help keep make learning fun. I chose the beginner level chapter books for those students in my class who are just beginning to explore chapter books. I have also chosen longer chapter books to help challenge students who are at the higher end of the reading spectrum. I have also added various graphic novels, which the students love.

The materials I have asked for will help boost student achievement today and in the future.

My students love to read and I would love to help quench their thirst for literature. You can help make a difference in the lives of great kids!

Mr. o.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $7.48 2 $14.96
GG370 - Reading Comprehension Games Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set, Books 1-5 Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $50.00 1 $50.00
Fran That Time Forgot (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #4) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
The Frandidate (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #7) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Frantastic Voyage (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #5) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Fran with Four Brains (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #6) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (N.E.R.D.S. Series #1) Michael Buckley, Ethen Beavers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
M Is for Mama's Boy (N.E.R.D.S. Series #2) Michael Buckley, Ethen Beavers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.22 1 $10.22
Help! We Have Strange Powers! (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #10) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Little Shop Of Hamsters (Goosebumps Horrorland Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Goosebumps Horrorland Boxed Set #1-4 (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $16.37 1 $16.37
Who's Your Mummy? (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #6) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Say Cheese - And Die Screaming! (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #8) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $31.00 1 $31.00
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table Series #1) Frank Cammuso • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Dragon Players (Knights of the Lunch Table Series #2) Frank Cammuso • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Savvy Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Scumble Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $9.39 1 $9.39
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Dav Pilkey, Harold Hutchins, George Beard • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Ramona Collection: Ramona and Her Father/Ramona the Brave/Ramona the Pest/Beezus and Ramona, Vol. 1 Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
The Ranger's Apprentice Collection John Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $20.49 1 $20.49
Stink: Solar System Superhero (Stink Series #5) Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Stink-O-Pedia Volume 2: More Stink-y Stuff from A to Z Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 2 $10.24
Stink-O-Pedia: Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Zzzzz Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 2 $10.24
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.23 1 $10.23
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Judy Moody, Girl Detective (Judy Moody Series #9) Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Following the Trail of Marco Polo (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels Series #4) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $8.54 2 $17.08
The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #1) Geronimo Stilton, Maurizio Onnis, Lorenzo de Pretto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Secret of the Sphinx (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #2) Geronimo Stilton, Gianluigi Fungo • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Coliseum Con (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #3) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
The Great Ice Age Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #5) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $8.54 2 $17.08
Geronimo Stilton Adventurer's Boxed Set Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $19.11 2 $38.22
The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief (Geronimo Stilton Series #42) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Down and Out Down Under (Geronimo Stilton Series #29) Geronimo Stilton, Silvia Bigolin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Karate Mouse (Geronimo Stilton Series #40) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro (Geronimo Stilton Series #41) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Down and Out Down Under (Geronimo Stilton Series #29) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $14.70 1 $14.70
Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire (Geronimo Stilton: Thea Series) Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Thea Stilton and the Secret City (Geronimo Stilton: Thea Series) Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code (Geronimo Stilton: Thea Series) Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck (Geronimo Stilton: Thea Series) Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Geronimo Stilton, Thea Stilton • Barnes and Noble $15.73 1 $15.73
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (Geronimo Stilton Series #1) Geronimo Stilton, Matt Wolf (Illustrator), Larry Keys (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Race Across America (Geronimo Stilton Series #37) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $4.25 2 $8.50
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide Mary-Jane Knight, Based On Work by Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $8.88 2 $17.76
EE466 - Electricity Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $36.50 1 $36.50
EE192 - Properties of Earth Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $39.50 1 $39.50
AA757 - Sort & Store Book Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
AA757 - Sort & Store Book Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
RE557 - Great Kids’ Poetry Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $57.50 1 $57.50
Creepy Creatures (Goosebumps Graphix Series #1) R. L. Stine, Sheila Keenan (Editor), Gabriel Hernandez (Illustrator), Greg Ruth (Illustrator), Adapted by Scott Morse • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Scary Summer: (Goosebumps Graphix Series #3) R. L. Stine, Kyle Baker, Ted Naifeh, Dean Haspiel • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Terror Trips (Goosebumps Graphix Series #2) R. L. Stine, Jill Thompson (Illustrator), Jamie Tolagson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues Series #10) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $7.40 1 $7.40
Storm Warning (The 39 Clues Series #9) Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future Dav Pilkey, Harold Hutchins, George Beard • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54

Materials cost

$963.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,013.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$178.84

Total project goal

$1,192.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,192.28

1 Donor

-$1,192.28

Donations toward project cost

-$1,013.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.84

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$0.00

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