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Mrs. Gutierrez from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extra! Extra! READ All About It!

My students need several class sets of books to help them learn how to appreciate reading while learning history, fables, and fantasy genres.

  • $559 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students rarely have the opportunity to read chapter books, let alone handle books that aren't in the curriculum anthology. They also aren't exposed to many different genres of text.

My students attend a low-income, Title 1 school where majority of the students receive free or reduced lunch.

The textbooks we are provided compile picture books or pieces of literature, but do not allow students to experience chapter books. In order to help my students raise their reading levels, they need to practice reading quality literature at a third grade level.

My Project

Each day my students are reading more and more books. With little exposure to chapter books, they usually opt for picture books. A class set of Mr. Popper's Penguins will expose my students to rich literature in which they rarely read. Books such as Molly's Pilgrim and Pompeii...Buried Alive! will expose my students to historical events that they do not hear about in their daily lives. The Aesop's Fables books will help my students realize that life's lessons are learned in every day events.

All-in-all, exposure to these different genres of literature will help my students become better readers, raise their reading levels, and prepare them for the fourth grade.

I hope my students grow a greater love for reading while enjoying the various stories they will read in these books!

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Popper''S Penguins • AKJ Books $5.17 21 $108.57
Molly''s Pilgrim • AKJ Books $2.95 21 $61.95
Pompeii...Buried Alive! • AKJ Books $2.95 21 $61.95
Molly''s Pilgrim • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Kat Kong • AKJ Books $11.10 1 $11.10
Dogzilla: Starring Flash, Rabies, Dwayne, and Introducing Le • AKJ Books $10.36 1 $10.36
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $3.69 21 $77.49
Aesop''s Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Aesop, D. L. • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Aesop''s Fables • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Aesop''s Fables for Children • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Literature Pockets, Aesop''s Fables Grades 2-3 • AKJ Books $11.09 1 $11.09
DD852 - Intermediate Reading Trackers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

Materials cost

$397.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$474.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.77

Total project goal

$558.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$558.44

1 Donor

-$558.44

Donations toward project cost

-$474.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.77

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$0.00

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