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  • $892 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Held
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fourth Graders Reading to Learn

My students need a leveled classroom library, a listening center with audiobooks, and high-interest books to develop a lifelong interest and love for reading.

My Students

If you ask my students what their favorite books are, you will receive vague and, sometimes, non responses. Many do not have books at home, and those who do have few that match their reading levels. With these supplies, the absence in reading growth and interest facing students will be eliminated.

My students are vivacious, responsible, and charismatic fourth graders who are learning to be leaders of their elementary school.

These children come from a high-poverty area and try their hardest everyday to make the most of the resources that they are given. Looking into my classroom, you will not see the hardships and injustice that live outside of the fourth grade. You will see students who deserve more than they are provided. You will see students who crave and capitalize on quality educational resources. You will see students who will truly make an impact.

My Project

Literary resources for my students are vital. My students come from a very high-need area and most are without books at home, and consequently, many of them read far below grade level. Providing high-interest, low-readability texts will develop a love of habitual reading in my students. As the majority of my students do not read on grade level, the listening center will give students the opportunity to enjoy grade level texts such as Maniac Magee while improving listening comprehension. The potential for reading growth and interest with these supplies will make my students excited for reading class everyday.

Please consider this investment in fourth graders who need the time, resources, and interest in literacy.

Upper elementary school is a pivotal time in a child's life where his or her learning is dependent on his or her reading ability. My students are waiting for the literacy education that meets and expands upon their needs, and this project will secure lifelong reading skills they desperately need.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 4 Classic Grade Level Library • AKJ Books $135.94 2 $271.88
CE772 - Ready-To-Go Listening Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
Grade 4 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Books $36.16 2 $72.32
Grade 4 High Interest, Low Readability • AKJ Books $36.16 2 $72.32
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $72.26 1 $72.26
Because of WinnDixie (Audio) • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Maniac Magee Audio • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56

Materials cost

$716.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$757.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.71

Total project goal

$891.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$891.39

6 Donors

-$436.86

Donations toward project cost

-$378.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.03

match offer

-$445.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$378.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 6 other donors.

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