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

Classroom Books

My students need high interest novels to improve literacy, comprehension, and vocabulary. The class set of Legend novels will be used to work on essential reading skills.

  • $314 goal

This project expired on December 21, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students have yet to discover the joy of reading. It is my desire to mobilize my students to success by "unplugging" them from technology and instilling the ability to stretch their imaginations.

Currently, our school has an extremely low rate of passing the state mandated assessments.

As a school, we have challenged ourselves to increase our passing rate by over 15%. Because we are a Title I school, students can't always afford to purchase their own books, and we cannot purchase new current sets. Because these novels are high interest they often are the first ones borrowed at the library. Offering these books in my classroom, will provide an additional resource for students who want to pick up a book to read. Students who read have better vocabulary, are better writers, and are better critical thinkers. Currently, our students do not read for fun. We want to help them realize the value of reading.

My Project

In 9th grade, we focus on reading and writing skills to prepare our students for the successful completion of our state mandated English test. The class set of "Legend" books will be utilized to hone their reading skills, expand their analytic skills, and structure their writing processes through class guided activities. The other Legend books will be available for six weeks book projects and leisure reading as students complete work in class.

By funding this project, our students will see that reading can be fun.

Their minds will be challenged, and they will have the opportunity to read a book that interests them, as opposed to dated literature with which they cannot connect.

Mrs. Hero
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Legend • Amazon $6.51 30 $195.30
Champion: A Legend Novel • Amazon $6.31 3 $18.93
Prodigy: A Legend Novel • Amazon $6.29 3 $18.87

Materials cost

$233.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.05

Total project goal

$313.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$313.65

3 Donors

-$156.83

Donations toward project cost

-$133.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.52

match offer

-$156.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$133.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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