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Mrs. Buhera from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Challenging Chapter Books are About to Be Lit.... Circles!

Help me give my students challenging chapter books to read in Literature Circles that match their reading levels!

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This will be my sixth year teaching but my first year teaching at this bilingual school! The students at OA are curious and engaged bilingual learners. Many are learning English as their second language, whereas others are learning Spanish as their second language! My students live in the beautiful city of Washington DC!

My priority is building a safe learning community that guides my students in becoming cooperative, confident, curious, and courageous citizens of the world.

As third graders, my students are being challenged to work cooperatively with others as well as work independently. The biggest compliment I get from my students all the time is that I "make learning fun!"

My Project

In my 3rd grade classroom students that are on level or below get small group reading instruction with me called Guided Reading. Students that are advanced readers in my class meet with what is called Literature Circles (We call them Lit Circles for short). In Lit Circles, students are working in groups without teacher support to read and analyze chapter books on their reading level. Students each have different roles each week like the Questioner, the Artist, Vocabulary Detective, etc. They read 2-4 chapters each week and complete their assignments and then share their work at the end of the week with each other. Not only does Lit. Circles push their reading skills, its helps them to become more independent and be able to work collaboratively!

The problem is that because my school only goes up to 3rd grade, we have very few sets of books that are for students reading at 4th-7th grade level (like some of my students are!) For this project I am asking for sets of advanced chapter books that my students can read during Lit Circles.

I chose specific texts based on student reading levels and texts that I think they will be engaged in. Books like HOLES, ESPERANZA RISING, and FISH IN A TREE! These books will be able to be used with my students for years to come!

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.79 6 $52.74
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 6 $37.74

Materials cost

$228.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.60

Total project goal

$324.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.02

4 Donors

-$322.26

Donations toward project cost

-$275.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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