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Ms. L. from Sausalito CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Book Collection

The cost of these books is $830, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $790 goal

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I am a first-year 1st grade teacher at Willow Creek Academy (WCA), a public charter school in Sausalito, CA. WCA is only in its 4th year of existence so there is a great need for educational materials. I would like to grow my guided reading book collection as I continue to show my students the importance and wonder of the skill of reading. The top priority for 1st graders is to begin to learn how to read and write, but limited reading materials restrict learning opportunities. I use a balanced literacy program, including both independent reading and a guided reading program (using multiple copies of certain texts), so I need books of all genres, levels, subjects, authors, sizes, and styles. I have expanded my classroom library (for independent reading) using my own funds, but my guided reading book collection is seriously lacking. In order to teach my students at their instructional reading levels, I need multiple copies of books in increasing levels of difficulty – this will allow me to provide differentiated instruction based on student needs. At this point in time, our school does not have access to an on-campus or public library. Therefore, the depth and breadth of my classroom library is my resource for teaching different genres of writing, matching my students' ranging interests, and supporting their varied and changing reading levels. I have 16 extraordinary children in my class, diverse in multiple respects – culturally, racially, and socio-economically. With an expanded classroom library and guided reading book collection, I hope to make this year an exciting entrance for them into the world of literacy.

Ms. L.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rigby Focus Fluency 1 Complete Bookroom Package • Rigby Education $565.00 1 $565.00

Materials cost

$565.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$647.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$142.20

Total project goal

$790.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$790.00

1 Donor

-$744.97

Donations toward project cost

-$648.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$96.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.27

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$0.00

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