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  • $335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Weinstein-Podber
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Challenging Gifted Readers

My students need a set of book boxes and class unit sets of four books: "Caddie Woodlawn" "The Courage of Sarah Noble", "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing", and "The Sign of The Beaver."

I am a NYC public school teacher whose third grade students come from all over the world. Our diversity is our wealth and although we serve a high needs area, our students are motivated and eager learners. Our school is Title I free lunch eligible.

My class has many talented readers and due to the economic restraints on our already strapped budget I am unable to supply them with new and interesting books that will grab their attention and harness their eagerness to learn. My library has become mundane and the students who are reading above their grade level are left with few books to choose from as the year has progressed. They stare at the library and dread reading time.

I want to pep up their spirits and challenge their minds through literature circle units. Just like adult books clubs they will read vivid and interesting literature that they will analyze and discuss with their classmates. This literature, on their reading level, will allow them the opportunity to hone their reading skills and a give them a chance to challenge themselves as readers. The chance to read and discuss great literature such as "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," "Caddie Woodlawn," "The Courage of Sarah Noble," and "Sign of the Beaver" will give my gifted students the focus and drive they need to become life long readers.

Your donation will ensure that we create a culture of learning and allow my students to have a lasting relationship with literature.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CC160X - Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Literature Unit • Lakeshore Learning $44.00 1 $44.00
CC120X - The Sign of the Beaver Literature Unit • Lakeshore Learning $47.00 1 $47.00
LL778 - Read & Respond Student Bookmarks • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 2 $19.90
GG963X - Help-Yourself Book Boxes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
CC840X - The Courage of Sarah Noble Literature Unit • Lakeshore Learning $38.00 1 $38.00
CC850X - Caddie Woodlawn Literature Unit • Lakeshore Learning $50.00 1 $50.00

Materials cost

$228.85

Vendor shipping charges

$22.89

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$274.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.15

Total project goal

$334.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$334.15

1 Donor

-$322.35

Donations toward project cost

-$274.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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