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  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ferg
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Lifelong Readers

My students need books that are on their reading levels but are also interesting to them.

My Students

I work at a small, urban school. The area has a high poverty rate and most of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Our students come to us in 6th grade from several different schools in the area. Each of them have a unique background and make our classroom a fun place to be.

Over half of the 26 students in our 6th grade class currently read at a 3rd grade reading level or below.

Our 6th grade class is taught by 2 teachers using a co-teaching model. During this time we try to teach not just the content but also to be lifelong learners.

My Project

The school I work in is a 6-12 school. Most of the reading materials available are on a 5th grade reading level or higher. Since most of my students struggle to read these materials, they give up easily and are starting to dislike reading.

In order to get students to be come lifelong readers, we need high-interest, low-level materials available for them to read!

Many of the books I am trying to get are chapter books that are written on a 3rd grade level but they are about topics that would interest my 6th graders. The students don't want to read picture books anymore and these books will provide a great in-between while we work to build their comprehension and reading levels in class.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Illustrated Kids (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $53.51 1 $53.51
The Magic School Bus (12 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $46.30 1 $46.30
What Was...? (10 Books) • AKJ Education $44.82 1 $44.82
DC Super Heroes (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.76 1 $40.76
Graphic Spin Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
The Adventures of Stink Paperback Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.11 1 $33.11
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $31.93 1 $31.93
Cam Jansen Book Set 1 (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
National Geographic Readers (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $18.61 1 $18.61
Shredderman (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96

Materials cost

$347.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.50

Total project goal

$449.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.98

7 Donors

-$235.28

Donations toward project cost

-$203.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.54

match offer

-$210.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$178.74

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The DonorsChoose.org Community and 7 other donors.

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