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Mrs. Atrops from Quartz Hill CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fourth Grade Reading and Writing Rebels

My students need 33 copies of the novel Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell to develop reading skills such as identifying elements of fiction.

  • $255 goal

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My Students

A typical day in my classroom consists of engaging in active learning opportunities. My students enjoy reading popular fictional stories. Currently, we have a lack of literature in my classroom. Through the use of literature, I would like to increase student academic achievement.

My classroom is comprised of a diverse group of learners including students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and special education learners.

They are passionate learners who are extremely motivated to develop socially and academically. Within my classroom, I want to provide students with literature to further their understanding of complex reading skills. Our school is a Title I school. A Title I school is a school with a high percentage of children from low income families.

My Project

My students need 33 copies of the novel Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell to develop reading skills such as identifying elements of fiction. The materials I have requested will be used throughout the school year and during future years. I want to provide my students with literature that is enriched with complex words and an intricate plot in addition to other story elements. It’s extremely vital for each student to have their own copy of this book. Currently, we do not have enough chapter books like Island of the Blue Dolphin to provide students with their own copy. Not having their own copy seriously impedes my students’ academic growth.

Donations to this project will support my students' enthusiasm and eagerness to read.

These simple books will help my students, and many future students to come, grow to become lifelong readers and learners.

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Mrs. Atrops
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O''Dell, Lois Lowry (Introd • AKJ Books $5.10 33 $168.30

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