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Mrs. Winegard from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Set of Books

My students need class set novels (Hunger Games, Holes, and Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) in order to improve literacy and foster a love of reading.

  • $571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The biggest challenge my students have is that they are very low readers. By the end of the school year, I want them to not only be able to read at grade level but to actually enjoy reading quality books.

All of my students are considered "at-risk" and come from low income families.

Fortunately, they are in a school with caring teachers and administrators who want to see positive growth in each and every student. We want to see them succeed in school and life with every opportunity open to them. Unfortunately, many of them do not have quality literature in their homes and so they lack the necessary reading skills that are so important to success.

My Project

Currently, we do not have any class sets of novels so they are missing out on an important skill. I will use these books to give my students a positive reading experience that will broaden their horizons and improve their reading comprehension skills. I feel that it is important for each student to be able to read and/or follow along in their own book. These students need to have the experience of holding a book, turning the pages and seeing the words come alive as they read. I agree that reading an actual, physical book is not very technologically advanced but it is an experience that is so desperately needed in our children today.

I believe this project will make a huge difference for my students.

Some of my most vivid memories of grade school are those of being fascinated by an exciting story and interesting characters. Without books in hand, students will not only suffer in their reading skills but in their imaginative skills as well. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

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Mrs. Winegard
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hunger Games (PB) • AKJ Books $7.00 25 $175.00
Holes • AKJ Books $5.83 25 $145.75
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe • AKJ Books $5.10 25 $127.50

Materials cost

$448.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$484.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.58

Total project goal

$570.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$570.55

5 Donors

-$244.00

Donations toward project cost

-$214.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$317.73

Match offers toward project cost

-$270.07

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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