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Ms. Rodgers from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Readers for Oakland's Future!

Help me give my students leveled reading books that are age appropriate. It is very hard to find books for high school age english language learners that are not for elementary age students.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

My students are all immigrants and speak, read, and write English as their second language. I love my students because they are so curious and eager to learn and improve their skills each and every day. My students work so hard and maintain a positive attitude despite all the demands placed on them, many of them having jobs after school or taking care of family members. I have never worked with such joyful and dedicated students!

Here are some unique and amazing facts about our high school:

We serve over 380 students who speak more than 32 languages

100% of our students are English language learners, nearly all of whom immigrated to the US during the last 4 years.

22% of our students are refugees who have escaped some of the world’s most violent and protracted conflicts

Approximately 33% of our students arrive with limited or large gaps in their formal education

My Project

My students are all immigrants and English language learners. Leveled reading books are a great tool for growing Lexile scores and building reading fluency and reading confidence. Silent sustained reading is part of my students' advisory grade. I want my students to be able to read in their advisory with peers without feeling bothered by having to use books designed for K-2 graders. These leveled reading books are age and developmentally appropriate for my students and designed to look older, they also are more interesting to my students than books for K-2. With appropriate books my students will feel more included in the general education setting and improve their confidence, fluency, and vocabulary through reading accessible books.

Ms. Rodgers
Grades 9-12
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
Art & Max • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Call of the Wild • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Hacked • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Finding a Job/ Dream Jobs (Job Skills) • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Wormholes • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Area 51 • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Great Spies of the World • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Seven Ancient Wonders of the World • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cloning • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
2 Days • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cannibal Animals • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Bi-Normal • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Walter Was Worried • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Vietnam • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Goal • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Resistance Fighter • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Iggy • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
A Dream of America • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
On the Run • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Emoji of Doom • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Rebel • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Fight • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Titanic • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Viking • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Scout • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Dead Help • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Pirate • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Searching for Answers • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Samurai • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Qwik Cutter • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Summer Camp • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Behind the Mask • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Dark Fire of Doom (Blue Series) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Dark Never Hides (Blue Series) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Blackout • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Art Show Mystery • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Missing Test Mystery • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
No Exceptions • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Trust Me • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Secret Message • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Drama Club Mystery • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Where Is Mr. Zane? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One More Chance • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Broken Promise • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Odds Are Yes [2] • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Escape from the Dark (Blue Series) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stones • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Crash • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Home Planet • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Taking Control • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Jump • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Aztec Ring Mystery • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Lucky Falcon Mystery • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Treasure • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Heist • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Wild • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Best Week Ever • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Ransom • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Creature • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Swamp • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Don't Get Caught • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Face in the Dark Mirror (Blue Series) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Worst Year Ever • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Fear in the Dark (Blue Series) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Twister • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Blizzard • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
River • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
No Easy Race • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Second Shot • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Forever Boy • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Space Trip • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Cat Whisperer • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Library Book Mystery • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Just Be Yourself • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$466.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$503.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.90

Total project goal

$592.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$592.69

1 Donor

-$575.04

Donations toward project cost

-$503.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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