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Mrs. Iwersen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Leveled Books 2.0

Help me give my students leveled books for our classroom library that reflect the wonderful diversity within our room.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working and very energetic. They are creative and love to read! We are a year round school and I loop with my class which means I get to work with them for two years. Our school is Title I with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and snack.

"It's okay to be different" has been a positive motto for our class this year!

We were lucky to be in a culturally rich classroom where we can learn about diversity. Over half of my students are receiving services for special education and ESL. We spend a lot of time building our community and appreciating each other's differences.

My Project

I recently did a project for culturally responsive books that have made for fantastic read aloud. I am now realizing my students also need more culturally responsive books at a level in which they can read independently.

We spend all year focusing on our class community and honoring our differences.

However the leveled books in my class library are outdated and don't have characters or themes that reflect the many cultures within our class community. My students aren't able to see themselves in many of the books we currently have.

This project will greatly enhance our class library by providing books to engage my students. These books will not only be "mirrors" that reflect the students in my class, but they will be "windows" which will give students views of new and different lives unlike their own.

Mrs. Iwersen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level A Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $189.71 1 $189.71
Guided Reading Collection: Level B Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $184.62 1 $184.62

Materials cost

$374.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.34

Total project goal

$482.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.28

1 Donor

-$241.14

Donations toward project cost

-$204.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.17

match offer

-$241.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.17

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$0.00

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