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  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ewbank
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Gifted Readers Need Engaging Texts!

Help me give my students novels and picture books that will teach beyond language and literacy skills!

My Students

My students are curious, thoughtful, and creative. They are identified in the AIG program for gifted and advanced readers, and they love the opportunity to read a new and engaging text and have meaningful discussions about the text. They especially love to debate their ideas with each other!

My readers devour new and interesting texts and come to me, asking for more!

My students often tell me that they're reading the same book for the umpteenth time because the books in their classroom library are too easy. Many of my students don't know which authors or texts are going to challenge them and be engaging. I strive to provide my students with access to a high level, thought-provoking texts that they will fall in love with through their reading group!

My Project

My students and I need access to texts that will engage, challenge, and teach interdisciplinary skills! My fourth-grade readers will use Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen to go beyond literacy standards to develop their understanding of personal finances and economics. My third-grade readers will read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park to develop their understanding of the vital importance of water worldwide; in the process, they will discuss sympathy and empathy and other socio-emotional skills as students experience the shock of the character's difficulty accessing water. Fifth-grade readers will read The Birchbark House by Louise Erdich to explore the unintended effects of Westward Expansion on Native Americans. The picture books will be used to read aloud and partner reading to support various lessons and units, including the novel units.

Reading is essential for all aspects of learning, and these texts will support my students as they learn how to "read to learn" in an engaging and meaningful way.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lawn Boy • Amazon Business $5.99 20 $119.80
The Birchbark House • Amazon Business $5.99 12 $71.88
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.29 8 $42.32
What the World Eats • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
100 Inventions That Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs That Shaped Our World (100 in History) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Best Story • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grandfather's Journey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Seven Blind Mice (Reading Railroad) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
A Medieval Feast (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
The Raft • Amazon Business $7.32 1 $7.32
About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Volcanoes (Smithsonian-science) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Big Orange Splot • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Sign Painter • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
An Illustrated Timeline of Inventions and Inventors (Visual Timelines in History) • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
A Long Way From Chicago (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$435.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.38

Total project goal

$595.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.86

2 Donors

-$260.74

Donations toward project cost

-$253.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$297.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by A group of anonymous donors and 2 other donors.

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