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

Create a love for reading with lower leveled books for our classroom library.

The cost of the sets of books is $575, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $618 goal

This project expired on July 7, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach fifth grade reading at a economically challenged school in Texas. I have a great shortage of lower level books in my classroom. I have tons of fourth and fifth grade books that I have purchased myself, but not much under that level. In the past I have never had this need for such low level books because my students have been better readers than they are this year. This has been a challenging year because sixteen of my forty students are reading below a forth grade level. Some of my students are very low readers because they have never been given the opportunity to read in the classroom, so they never developed a love for reading. I believe that if I can expose them to reading materials on their reading level, that I can develop a love for reading. I know that the more these students are exposed to reading, the more they will enjoy and love it. With your help, I know that I can make a difference in these children's lives. I know in my heart that if they had actual books to read that they could understand, then I would have a greater chance to create a love of reading.

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Caldecott Honor Books: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (15 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $85.30 1 $85.30
Caldecott Medal Books: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (14 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $84.86 1 $84.86
Dr. Seuss Library Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.86 1 $55.86
NANCY DREW SERIES ST11 • Nasco $45.22 1 $45.22
HARDY BOYS ST1 W/10 BOOKS • Nasco $41.35 1 $41.35
Favorite Chapter Books: Book Bundle for Grades 2-4 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $40.22 1 $40.22
JUNIE B JONES ST1 12-BOOKS • Nasco $35.95 1 $35.95
JUNIE B JONES ST2-13 BOOKS • Nasco $33.07 1 $33.07
Leo The Late Bloomer • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 1 $6.10
Clifford, the Small Red Puppy • AKJ Educational Services $3.05 1 $3.05
Clifford, the Big Red Dog • AKJ Educational Services $3.05 1 $3.05

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