You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. T. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Guided Reading Material Needed!

The cost of the Leveled Books Classroom Library from Lakeshore Learning is $685, 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>.

  • $703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in Washington Heights, NYC. I am preparing to "loop" with my class to first grade next year. First grade is often referred to as "the reading year," and guided reading in small groups is widely recognized as a fundamental element of a successful early reading program. The practice requires that each child in a small group of four to six children be given a copy of a book to be read with the support and coaching of the teacher. The practice allows the teacher to pull a group of children in need of similar instruction and to carefully match them with books that will provide them with the practice they need to improve as readers. Unfortunately, the guided reading materials at my school are stretched very thin, and it is often difficult to obtain multiple copies of books. This makes it hard for teachers to plan effectively and prevents reading groups from meeting regularly. This critical reading support is therefore undermined by inconsistency and on-the-run planning. My goal for next year is to accumulate enough multiple copies of books to be able to launch a consistent, reliable and supportive guided reading program for my first grade students. I am requesting a starter set of guided reading books from Lakeshore Learning, encompassing a wide range of reading levels that reflect the progress we hope first graders will make throughout the year. With reading material closely matched to their abilities and consistent support in the form of weekly guided reading groups, I have no doubt that my class will grow as a community of skilled and motivated readers.

Ms. T.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. T. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA300X - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $495.00 1 $495.00

Materials cost

$495.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$576.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.45

Total project goal

$702.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$702.50

1 Donor

-$662.46

Donations toward project cost

-$577.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[17035],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":20751,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/guided-reading-material-needed/20751/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. T.","authorIds":{"17035":{"owner":"Ms. T.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[20751],"proposalHash":"1796989145","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":110441,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":17035,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}