You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Corsano
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Class Novel: Becoming Naomi Leon

My students need a class set of novels and single copies of informational books.

My Students

"Nooooo, please just one more chapter!!" For the past two years this is what I've heard at the end of read aloud time from my students. The book it titled, Becoming Naomi Leon, and my class absolutely loves it!

In September, I will open my classroom door to 27 bright and motivated smiling 4th grade faces!

The students walk in ready, willing, and able to work hard! The downside is our school is located in a low socio economic area in New Jersey that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. With a parent's permission, I uploaded a picture of my student's home which is currently unlivable. This is one example of a student who lost everything, including school supplies. Although students are motivated and want to learn, many times we do not have the funding to support activities or to buy materials that students need for success. Often times, students begin the year without the basic supplies that they need. This should not be the barrier that holds students back from reaching their full potential.

My Project

We need a class set of novel "Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam Munoz Ryan. I currently have one single copy that I use during read aloud. We are also asking for a few informational texts to help students build background knowledge about the setting in the story. I would love to share with my students that they will have their very own copy of the story to read along and enjoy during read aloud time!! Being able to provide my students with their own book will not only aid in comprehension but each child will be able to participate in a book discussions. During this time students discuss the events in the book and cite evidence using the book. Groups can turn to specific pages in the book during their discussion. Lastly, students can reference the novel during at-home assignments.

This project will help engage my students while helping me to foster a life-long love of literacy and learning.

Last year I even had a parent purchase this book to read along with her daughter because she talked about it so much with her family! My students will be reading, writing and participating in discussions about our class novel each and every day! Thank you for taking our proposal into consideration!!!

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Books $5.10 30 $153.00
Becoming Naomi Leon: A Novel-Ties Study Guide (Enhanced eBook) • AKJ Books $21.95 1 $21.95
Novel Unit for Becoming Naomi Leon: A Complete Literature and Grammar Unit for Grades 4-8 • Amazon $19.00 1 $19.00
Becoming Naomi Leon - Student Packet by Novel Units, Inc. • Amazon $11.40 1 $11.40
Carving in Soap: North American Animals (Schiffer Book for Carvers) • Amazon $11.27 1 $11.27
Soap Carving: For Children of All Ages (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers) • Amazon $11.04 1 $11.04
Becoming Naomi Leon (TG) • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
The Night of Las Posadas Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illus • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Freehold","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4292],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1051405,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Corsano","authorIds":{"4292":{"owner":"Mrs. Corsano","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1051405],"proposalHash":"1773326312","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":44316,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODQ4NDIy"],"teacherId":4292,"schoolCounty":"Monmouth","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}