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  • $990 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Picek
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Great Books Needed for Growing Readers!

My students need 54 books and book sets, such as "The Complete Wreck" and the "Dork Diaries" series to read in order to improve their literacy skills. They specifically requested these books and are very excited to read them!

My Students

My students want to read - but first they need books!

I teach Communication Arts to 7th and 8th graders in a low-income middle school in Missouri.

My school has chosen literacy as its main focus this year, in order to aid our students in the reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in high school, college and beyond. Reading for fun is an important part of this and my classroom needs a library that students can enjoy. My students want to read but they do not have access to a wide variety of books at home or in our school library. My students need to improve their reading skills. Most of the 7th and 8th graders are reading at a 2nd or 3rd grade level. These skills are too low. They need to raise their reading levels this year in order to achieve future success, and a class library is part of that.

My Project

All of the books on the list were specifically requested by my students. These are the books THEY are excited to read. Student interest is a crucial motivating factor for improving literacy skills. If students are interested in books, they are more likely to finish them. The more students read, the more their reading skills can grow.

My classroom NEEDS these books and my students are very excited for the chance to read the books of their choosing.

Right now, I do not have a large classroom library. As a Communication Arts teacher, it is necessary for my students that I provide them with the resources they need to grow.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter • AKJ Books $64.33 2 $128.66
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Books $120.45 1 $120.45
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $72.26 1 $72.26
Complete Bluford Series(all 20 books)see note • AKJ Books $42.34 1 $42.34
The Matched Trilogy • AKJ Books $39.40 1 $39.40
Favorite Series Sampler -Hunger Games • AKJ Books $36.24 1 $36.24
Nancy Drew • AKJ Books $22.16 1 $22.16
Goosebumps Horrorland Boxed Set #1-4 (Goosebumps HorrorLand • AKJ Books $17.49 1 $17.49
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 4 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries 5 • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl Rachel • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
The 39 Clues Book 8 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
One False Note • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The 39 Clues (The Maze of Bones, Book 1) (Hardcover) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Vespers Rising • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Into the Gauntlet (The 39 Clues Series #10) Margaret Peterso • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Storm Warning (The 39 Clues Series #9) Linda Sue Park • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Viper''s Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7) Peter Lerangis • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The 39 Clues Book 6 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The 39 Clues Book 5 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Beyond the Grave • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
A Child Called It: One Child''s Courage to Survive • AKJ Books $8.72 1 $8.72
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Copper Sun • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Host • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Dear Dumb Diary,Totally Not Boring School Planner • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Geek Magnet • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Mysterious Benedict Society And The Perilous Journey • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
The Mysterious Benedict Society • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Bang! • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream Delo • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner''s Dilemma ( • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Forged By Fire • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jason''s Gold • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bud, Not Buddy (Pbk) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Darkness Before Dawn • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Am I the Princess or the Frog? (Dear Dumb Diary Series #3) J • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Worst Things In Life Are Also Free (Dear Dumb Diary Seri • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
That''s What Friends Aren''t For (Dear Dumb Diary Series #9) J • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
It''s Not My Fault I Know Everything (Dear Dumb Diary Series • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Never Underestimate Your Dumbness (Dear Dumb Diary Series #7 • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Problem with Here Is That It''s Where I''m From (Dear Dumb • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Can Adults Become Human? (Dear Dumb Diary #5) Jim Benton, Ja • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Never Do Anything, Ever ( Dear Dumb Diary Series #4) Jim Ben • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Me! • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Karate Class Mystery: (Hello Reader! Series: Invisible I • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$798.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$840.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.40

Total project goal

$989.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$989.36

12 Donors

-$809.95

Donations toward project cost

-$692.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$117.74

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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