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

Give Kids a Choice (Books) and Give Them a Chance

My students need books that will be interesting to read, but that are at a lower reading level that they can comprehend. These "hi/lo" books will be perfect for my students that struggle with reading.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I started teaching at a new school this year and was a little apprehensive about what my students would be like. I'd been told by other teachers that they were a "tough group." As a teacher, I'm always determined to not let others' opinions about a student color my view. I want to get to know each child for him or her self and form my own impressions. However, I was prepared to have some "tough" kids in my class.

I was so excited to meet my students and find that, while they may have some learning challenges, they're great kids!

Some love to draw, others are into sports, and three are members of the school band. While many of my students come from families who struggle financially, the majority of them enjoy school and are eager to learn. Two are English Learners and five have learning disabilities. And, in the week that we've been together, I already love them!

My Project

Many of my 5th grade students struggle with reading. These kids have a hard time finding books that are interesting to them, but are still at a reading level that they can comprehend. And, they don't want their peers to see them reading "baby books". When researching options for them, I found the Red Rhino chapter books published by High Noon Books. These are perfect for my kids!

These books have high interest topics, but low readability levels so students can understand what they're reading and stay with the story.

I'm excited to add these books to my classroom library and give my struggling readers the options that they need.

Ms. Poole
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zuze and the Star (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Racer (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Flyer (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Clan Castles (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Out of Gas (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ghost Mountain (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
World's Ugliest Dog (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
One Amazing Summer (Red Rhino) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sky Watchers (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stones (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Blackout (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
I Am Underdog (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Space Trip (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Love Mints (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Gift (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Cat Whisperer (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fight School (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The New Kid (Red Rhino) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Standing by Emma (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Please Don't Tell • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Fish Boy (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Starstruck (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Clan Castles Upgrade Pack (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Soldier (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Home Planet (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Killer Flood (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Hero of Crow's Crossing (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Little Miss Miss (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Magic Stone (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Brothers (Red Rhino) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Body Switch (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Going Viral (Red Rhino) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Zombies! (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Destiny's Dog (Red Rhino) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Garden Troll (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Forever Boy (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
The Code (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Too Many Dogs (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
The Lost House (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

Materials cost

$307.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.52

Total project goal

$430.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.14

6 Donors

-$430.14

Donations toward project cost

-$365.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.52

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$0.00

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