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Mrs. Whitener from Morganton NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Library: Build a Reader!

The cost of Leveled Literature for Grade 4 (set of 50 books) from Scholastic Teacher Store is $219, 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>.

  • $219 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher at a rural elementary school in beautiful Burke County, North Carolina. We have a 44% free lunch rate, and unfortunately, many of our parents are out of work due to the lack of textile and furniture jobs. As sad as it may seem, many of my students do not own books, and as a result, are not strong readers. I teach a struggling reading class and promote reading every day. I have silent reading time each day in the classroom and also ask my students to spend at least 20 minutes at home reading. To help achieve this goal, I have a small classroom library so that my students can check out books. However, I am in dire need of more books. I often buy used books at Salvation Army stores and discount stores, but I do not have the personal resources to buy all the books I need. I am asking for a set of 50 books to add to my classroom library. These are current, high interest books that I believe my students will enjoy. These books will be read again and again each year and will benefit many children. I believe that by building my classroom library, I will be building better readers that will have more opportunities in life. Please help me place books in the hands of children. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.

Mrs. Whitener
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leveled Literature Grade 4 • Scholastic Teacher Store $135.00 1 $135.00

Materials cost

$135.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$179.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.38

Total project goal

$218.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.76

1 Donor

-$206.29

Donations toward project cost

-$180.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.22

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$0.00

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