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

Fostering a Love of Reading Through Nonfiction Texts

Help me give my students quality non-fiction books to motivate them to read!

  • $503 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders have enjoyed learning about science and social studies topics by reading non-fiction texts. They are a curious group of students, always ready to learn something new.

My goal as their teacher, is to combine their curiosity with a love of reading.

This group of students loves to ask questions and then dive into a book to find the answer. Our school’s poverty rate is 46%, so funding is often nonexistent to purchase resources to support their love of learning.

My Project

This is my first year teaching reading to elementary students; therefore, I do not have a large classroom library. It currently consists mostly of fiction chapter books and picture books.

My goal is to provide quality nonfiction books to help foster a love of reading in all of my students.

These books will not only support my second grade curriculum, but it will help students find new a genre they enjoy reading.

I truly believe these books will get students excited about reading informational topics, while helping them dive into analyzing non-fiction text. Those skills will help them in the years ahead.

Ms. Mersman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animals, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Community Helpers, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
American Symbols, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00

Materials cost

$356.00

Vendor shipping charges

$35.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$426.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.34

Total project goal

$502.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$502.28

5 Donors

-$269.16

Donations toward project cost

-$251.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$206.65

Match offers toward project cost

-$175.65

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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