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Ms. Garrido from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading & Listening

My students need books to read to improve their literacy skills and help them become more confident readers.

  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are recently arrived immigrants to the United States who are all English language learners. Many of them have had limited formal education in their countries, some of whom are illiterate in their native languages, and now they are thrust into a high school environment in a language that is unfamiliar to them.

Even though some of my students have jobs that require them to work until 1 or 2 in the morning, they still show up for school every day, ready to learn because they recognize the importance of education.

My Project

My students are several years below grade level so they have great difficulty understanding the books they regularly encounter at school. The books in this project will give students the opportunity to read books that they find appealing that are at their reading level. In addition, the read-alongs will allow students to develop better reading fluency.

Many of my students are not in the habit of reading for pleasure, and that is something that needs to change.

As most of the books that we currently have in the classroom are too advanced for students to read independently, it is very important that students have access to books that they can read. The books requested in this project will do exactly that - show students that reading can be fun and enjoyable and that they CAN read.

Ms. Garrido
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jensen PRSNL CD PLYR Bass Boost • Amazon Business $17.79 3 $53.37
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Black) • Amazon Business $6.77 3 $20.31
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Finding Dory (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Zootopia Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.38 1 $5.38
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Frozen Read-Along (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Brave Batgirl! (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Quest for the Heart (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Back on Track (Disney/Pixar Cars 3) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Rubble to the Rescue! (Paw Patrol) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Moana Finds the Way (Disney Moana) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Mission PAW (PAW Patrol) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Miguel's Music (Disney/Pixar Coco) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Driven to Win! (Disney/Pixar Cars 3) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
DuckTales: Woo-oo! Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Finding Nemo Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Coco Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
Cars 3 Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27
Cars Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
Trains! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Super Spies (Disney/Pixar Cars 2) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hot Dog (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Snowman, Little Snowman (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.78 1 $3.78
Wake Up, Sun! (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Too Many Cats (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56
A Tale of Two Sisters (Disney Frozen) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.23 1 $3.23
Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.18 1 $3.18
Old, New, Red, Blue! (Step into Reading) (Cars movie tie in) • Amazon Business $3.18 1 $3.18
Olaf's Frozen Adventure Read-Along Storybook and CD (A Disney Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Super Friends: Flying High (DC Super Friends) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Go, Go, Go! (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74
Big Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.74 1 $2.74
Crash, Boom, Roar! (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $2.48 1 $2.48

Materials cost

$238.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.46

Total project goal

$336.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.38

3 Donors

-$316.38

Donations toward project cost

-$268.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.46

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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