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Ms. Kelley from Plantsville CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Chapter Books for Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students engaging chapter books for those of them who are beginning to read lengthier books independently with books from the Branches series that are engaging books with dynamic characters.

  • $265 goal

This project expired on February 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of kind, spirited, and passionate learners. They love collaborating with one another and learning new things together. They love gaining knowledge through books, videos, articles, and online resources. They love to feel connected to their learning. My students love to participate in hands-on​ activities. They also love to write and learn new strategies in math.

In addition, my students love to read.

Some of them are still looking for books and characters to invest in and care about. My students need books that they can picture themselves inside of. They are hungry for adventure.

My Project

My students have been requesting these Branches series books! My classroom library needs more engaging, short, yet dynamic chapter books for students in my classroom who are still building their reading stamina. The books from the Branches series have manageable chapters. Children who are reading them are able to set goals, and attain them. These books also contain dynamic characters who the children can relate to and care about. Students learn real-world lessons from these stories that they can apply to their everyday​ lives, both inside and outside of school. I have a few books from the Branches series in my classroom, but my students are requesting more. Some of my reluctant readers are the ones requesting to read them. I need to give them the opportunity to fall in love with a series. It is so special when that happens.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Notebook of Doom, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 2 $34.92
UFO Spotted!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Fire! Fire!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Bear on the Loose!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Ember Stone: A Branches Book (The Last Firehawk #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Shine of the Silver Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #11) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Waking the Rainbow Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #10) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Chill of the Ice Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Roar of the Thunder Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Search for the Lightning Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Flight of the Moon Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Song of the Poison Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Hero Dog!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #1) • Amazon Business $4.90 2 $9.80
Tornado Hits!: A Branches Book (Hilde Cracks the Case #5) • Amazon Business $4.68 2 $9.36
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $4.14 2 $8.28

Materials cost

$192.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.70

Total project goal

$264.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$264.68

2 Donors

-$190.00

Donations toward project cost

-$161.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

match offer

-$74.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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