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Ms. Hohbach from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing a Love for Reading in 4th Grade

Help me give my students books that they are interested in so that they become avid readers at both school and home. Having series of books helps them fall in love with characters and sparks a love of reading.

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I school where over 90% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Many of our students speak Spanish at home or are newcomers to Oakland and are still learning Spanish or another language. The library in our classroom now is small and filled with books that my students in East Oakland do not connect with.

My students are curious and passionate, and I want them to explore the world through their books.

They love to read, ask questions, and engage in discussions with their peers. I have 30 students in my classroom and barely enough to books at their just right reading levels to go around. After a class poll, our class is interested in adventure books, funny books, and books with characters that look like them. Please help us fill our library with books that are engaging and exciting.

My Project

By choosing books 4th graders love and are interested in, I am sure it will engage every student in reading during reading workshop and reading at home. Mysteries such as Goosebumps or Captain Underpants have been known to engage early readers!

Students will be able to go on adventures with their characters and learn about their characters throughout their books, which is a huge part of 4th grade curriculum.

Finding books with characters that students identify with and relate to is essential for comprehension and literacy growth.

Students will engage in fiction, mystery, and nonfiction units throughout the school year.

Ms. Hohbach
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $53.46 2 $106.92
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $52.21 1 $52.21
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Stink 6 Book Set: Incredible Shrinking Kid / Super-galactic Jawbreaker / World's Worst Super-stinky Sneakers / Great Guinea PIG Express / Solar System Superhero / the Ultimate Thumb-wrestling Smackdown • Amazon Business $34.23 1 $34.23
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $31.04 1 $31.04
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $28.55 1 $28.55
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $25.92 1 $25.92
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $22.84 1 $22.84
Bad Kitty's Very Very Bad Boxed Set (#2): Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, Bad Kitty for President, and Bad Kitty School Days • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $9.54 1 $9.54
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The World's Best Jokes for Kids Volume 1: Every Single One Illustrated • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Bad Kitty Camp Daze • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Super Side-Quest Test!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy vs. Super Rabbit Boss!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up! A Branches Book (Press Start! #2) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Robo-Rabbit Boy, Go!: A Branches Book (Press Start! #7) • Amazon Business $3.88 1 $3.88

Materials cost

$428.43

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$39.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.66

Total project goal

$597.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.71

2 Donors

-$261.53

Donations toward project cost

-$261.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$290.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$246.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$46.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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