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Mrs. Hinson from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Desperate for Literature Books

Help me give my students books for our novel studies to enhance our literacy program.

  • $401 goal

This project expired on April 14, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been working as a teacher in this New Jersey school district for 20 plus years teaching sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students who are educationally challenged. This school year our school budget has been cut substantially making it difficult to get the supplies and equipment we need for my students. Our students are faced with a number of problems each day. 42% of them live below the poverty level. Coming to school has been a safe, loving and warm environment for them. They have been accustom to lacking the things at home and because of the budget cut once again they are feeling the lack of materials they need at school.

My class is in desperate need of the literature books for our novel studies to support our literacy curriculum.

My Project

The books that I have selected will help my students by giving them an opportunity to build key reading comprehension skills which is an integral part of our Language Arts Literacy program.

This donation would complete the missing puzzle to support our literacy curriculum.

With the new books, my students would be able to use the books to compare and contrast, identify main idea, use context clues to decipher vocabulary in content, and make predictions about upcoming chapters and events. In addition, these books would increase my students' understanding of complex text that directly correspond with our curriculum to promote a deeper understanding of actual concepts and actually transfer ideas to practice.

According to Anderson, Fielding, and Wilson (1988), students who begin reading a book in school are more likely to continue to read outside of school than students who do not begin a book in school.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Mr. Henshaw • AKJ Education $5.10 60 $306.00

Materials cost

$306.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$340.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.10

Total project goal

$400.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$400.69

2 Donors

-$134.00

Donations toward project cost

-$113.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.10

match offer

-$266.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.00

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$0.00

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