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Ms. G from Pineville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gateway to Literacy: Supporting Student Interests

Help me give my students access to books that excite them and inspire them to digest more literature.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My class is full of excited, enthusiastic, intelligent young people who are passionate about doing the right thing and always eager to learn. Regardless of what may be going on at home they all come to school with positive attitudes and try to support one another, myself, and other staff members. These bright young fourth graders have demonstrated their exceptional nature by doing things like picking up trash, waiting for the younger grades to get on buses first, and coaching one another through difficult problems unprompted. They give me immense hope.

My Project

Currently, my classroom only has dated books in the library and students do not have many books of interest at their disposal. Independent reading is driven by reader interest, thus I understand the materials to be the problem. It has been difficult to keep students interest in books that do not excite them, but I know the desire to read is there.

Students in my class will benefit from this project because they will finally have access to books that speak to their interests.

Additionally, it is my students who have requested these specific books. I have purchased a few from these series and the result has been wonderful. The students who have had access to these books have asked to bring them to recess, home, and have spent their free time recalling information from the text demonstrating their ability to follow the story and pick up on key details. j

It is my belief that reading is the gateway to all education. It is imperative that we do whatever we can to support our student's reading comprehension and foster their love for reading. This is my goal.

Ms. G
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1–12) • Amazon Business $98.17 1 $98.17
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $63.61 1 $63.61
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $51.96 1 $51.96
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.62 1 $34.62
The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.59 1 $29.59
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.51 1 $29.51
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Sonrie! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Bone Garden • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
The Daring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Texting with Hispanic Heritage: Frida Kahlo, Cesar Chavez, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Biography Book for Kids (Texting with History Collection) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Dangerous Book for Boys • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89

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