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Ms. Schools from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Every Reader

My students need engaging, high interest books for our classroom library

  • $993 goal

This project expired on May 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are vibrant, joyful learners in grades K-4 who happen to have special educational needs. As children in one of Chicago's most impoverished neighborhoods, my scholars face seemingly endless barriers to learning. Despite this, they astound me each and every day with their determination, positivity and growth. My scholars have disabilities ranging from autism to learning disabilities to emotional/social disabilities.

My school is a Title I school that services a population that is 99% minority and 99% free and reduced lunch.

Help my kids improve their odds so they can become leaders in their community!

My Project

We read to lead! My scholars are growing as readers and need high-interest, age appropriate books, including graphic novels, popular book series, high interest/low level readers as well as some childhood classics of literature. My scholars are so excited about their reading this year. Access to these popular and high interest books will motivate them to read, read, READ! Research shows the most important factor contributing to reader growth and progress is that children have access to high-interest materials to self-select and read independently. Please help my scholars grow their reading superpowers by putting these great books in their hands.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
14 Prize-Winning TOON Books for K-3 • AKJ Education $132.35 1 $132.35
The Magic Tree House Library: Books 1-28 • AKJ Education $125.75 1 $125.75
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Dragonbreath (11 Books) • AKJ Education $97.94 1 $97.94
Bone (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $87.48 1 $87.48
Dr. Seuss (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $58.31 1 $58.31
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.80 1 $41.80
Graphic Universe (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.18 1 $40.18
Leo Lionni (6 Books) • AKJ Education $35.87 1 $35.87
Miss Nelson (3 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $17.94 1 $17.94
The Lorax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Chicken Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Number the Stars • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Magic Tree House #33: Carnival at Candlelight • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Magic Tree House #34: Season of the Sandstorms • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $2.50 1 $2.50

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