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Ms. Freeman from San Mateo CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chapter Books for Struggling Readers

My students need 68 chapter books at their reading levels. These books will give my under performing students the opportunity to read independently and for pleasure.

  • $401 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine what it must feel like to be in a classroom filled with students enthusiastically reading exciting books and not being able to be a part of it. Four of my students feel this way regularly. They are reading two years below grade level and I have limited materials to offer them.

My students are motivated, enthusiastic learners.

They are diverse, both socio-economically and ethnically. Over half of our school's population receives free or reduced lunches, making our school a Title 1 school. Many of our students have limited resources and are not exposed to enriching experiences beyond school. Most of them do not visit public libraries or bookstores with their families. Our school strives to overcome these challenges by setting high expectations for our students and for ourselves. We strive for students to perform academically and to love learning. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, we encourage our students to ask questions, solve problems, and take action to make the world a better place. Our students embody what it means to be caring, open-minded, and balanced people.

My Project

Well-written chapter books have the ability to turn unmotivated readers into enthusiastic readers. Chapter books that are written as part of a series provide students a sequence of books to be engaged in. Once a student enjoys one book in a series, they're likely to want to read the entire series. These books are written by authors who know how to engage children. My struggling readers would love to read these books. I teach through a Readers Workshop approach. That means that students are exposed to a mini-lesson on reading (e.g., Inferring how a character feels), then read independently while practicing the skill or strategy learned in the mini-lesson, and then share their ideas with a reading partner. It is critical that children have engaging books that are at their reading level for this approach to work. My students need these books to become good readers.

This project will enable my struggling readers to feel empowered and included in the learning in my classroom.

They need to feel like they're readers and they need these books (that are at their reading levels) to improve their abilities as readers.

Ms. Freeman
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Some Good News (Cobble Street Cousins Series #4) Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Wedding Flowers (Cobble Street Cousins Series #6) Cynthia Rylant • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen (Cobble Street Cousins Series #1) Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Special Gifts (Cobble Street Cousins Series #3) Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
A Little Shopping (Cobble Street Cousins Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Summer Party (Cobble Street Cousins Series #5) Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot: An Adventure Novel, Vol. 1 Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Vs. Stupid Stinkbugs From Saturn (Ricky Ricotta Series #6) Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (Ricky Ricotta Series #7) Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricottas Giant Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Ricky Ricotta Series #2) Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (Ricky Ricotta Series #5), Vol. 5 Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros, Martin Ontiveros (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Ricky Ricotta Series #4) Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus (Ricky Ricotta Series #3), Vol. 3 Dav Pilkey, Martin Ontiveros • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Henry and Mudge: The First Book Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon (Henry and Mudge Series #4) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble (Henry and Mudge Series #2) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and a Very Merry Christmas (Henry and Mudge Series #25) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days (Henry and Mudge Series #5) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time (Henry and Mudge Series #3) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Big Sleepover (Henry and Mudge Series #27) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Happy Cat (Henry and Mudge Series #8) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea (Henry and Mudge Series #6) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Tall Tree House (Henry and Mudge Series #21) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Henry and Mudge Series #17) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend (Henry and Mudge Series #11) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test (Henry and Mudge Series #10) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Funny Lunch (Henry and Mudge Series #24) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin (Henry and Mudge Series #13) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps (Henry and Mudge Series #9) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move (Henry and Mudge Series #18) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator), Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Best Day of All (Henry and Mudge Series #14) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase (Henry and Mudge Series #23) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind (Henry and Mudge Series #12) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan (Henry and Mudge Series #19) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers (Henry and Mudge Series #7) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge in the Family Trees (Henry and Mudge Series #15) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Perfect Pet (Henry and Mudge Series #20) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Tumbling Trip (Henry and Mudge Series #27) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Sucie Stevenson • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House (Henry and Mudge Series #22) Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers (Henry and Mudge Series #16) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas (Henry and Mudge Series #26) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
100th Day of School (Ready, Freddy! Series #13) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Shark Tooth Tale (Ready, Freddy! Series #9) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy! Series #1) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Halloween Fraidy-Cat (Ready, Freddy! Series #8) Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Yikes! Bikes! (Ready, Freddy! Series #7), Vol. 7 Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Homework Hassles (Ready, Freddy! Series #3) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Stop That Hamster! (Ready, Freddy! Series #12) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Ready, Set, Snow! (Ready, Freddy! Series #16) Abby Klein • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! Series #2) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Camping Catastrophe (Ready, Freddy! Series #14) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Talent Show Scardey-pants (Ready, Freddy! Series #5) Abby Klein, John Mckinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Don't Sit on My Lunch! (Ready, Freddy! Series # 4) Abby Klein, John Mckinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Thanksgiving Turkey Trouble (Ready, Freddy! Series #15) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Pumpkin Elf Mystery (Ready, Freddy! Series #11) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Help! A Vampire's Coming! (Ready, Freddy! Series #6) Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Firehouse Fun (Ready, Freddy! Series #17) Abby Klein • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Science Fair Flop Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
The Perfect Present Abby Klein • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
The Penguin Problem Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Apple Orchard Race Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Earthquake in the Early Morning (Magic Tree House Series #24) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Good Morning, Gorillas (Magic Tree House Series #26) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House Series #19) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House Series #23) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Blizzard of the Blue Moon (Magic Tree House Series #36) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House Series #29) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26

Materials cost

$276.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$340.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.12

Total project goal

$400.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.82

9 Donors

-$395.53

Donations toward project cost

-$340.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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