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Mr. Meyer from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books for Eager Readers

My students need 25 high interest books to read independently.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Book clubs are one of the ways that adults most often enjoy great literature. They are also a wonderful way to introduce young students to the joy of reading. Your donation can put engaging books into the hands of my students so that we can build a culture of shared learning.

My school serves a low-income community where a quality elementary education is tragically difficult to attain.

Ninety-three percent of our students receive free or reduced lunches. In my classroom, ninety-five percent of the students speak Spanish as a primary language. In 2007, my school received the National Distinguished Title I Award for its success in closing the achievement gap. Our motto of “College for Certain” imbues and informs every decision we make as educators.

My Project

I need a collection of high interest, early chapter books for my second grade class. Second graders are ready to read longer, more complicated stories. We will use the books to start book clubs. Partners will each read the same book. Then, they will have the opportunity to discuss what they read. This process fosters a sense of inquiry and independence. I chose these books because they are titles in three popular series. It is important to have books on hand that students will be excited to read. This collection will cover a wide range of interests. In addition, it is helpful to have book in a series. Because students are familiar with the characters and writing style, they will be able to read more difficult books than they otherwise would.

Having a collection full of well-written, engaging books is one of the most powerful tools in teaching young students to read.

Unfortunately, due to severe budget cutbacks, we won't be getting any new books for some time. Your donation can make quality literature available to a wonderful group of students.

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Mr. Meyer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 66 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Poison Ivy Expert (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day (I Can Read Series Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy Series) (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator), Olga Ivanov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser, Ted Enik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy Sees Stars (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy at the Museum (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris (I Can Read Book 1 Series) Jane O'Connor, Ted Enik (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Frog and Toad Collection Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.19 3 $24.57
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Series) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia Bookworm (I Can Read Book Series) Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Peggy Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book) Herman Parish, Lynn Sweat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 2 $11.94

Materials cost

$112.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$159.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.09

Total project goal

$187.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.27

3 Donors

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$89.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.39

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$0.00

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