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Mrs. McFatridge from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

My students need The Magic Tree House series of books because they grab reluctant readers' attention while introducing them to the rich vocabulary and a variety of historical eras.

  • $474 goal

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My Students

As an reading interventionist, I work with students that score in the lowest ten percentile of Reading in grades one through three. I work in a Title I school in a small district in Texas.

My students are struggling readers that fall in the bottom ten percent in reading skills and sadly most of them are boys.

They are from low social economic backgrounds. Many of my students come from homes where English is not the first language spoken. We have students from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. My goal is to grow students' skills a year and a half to decrease the gap between students in intervention and average students. To do this, I need my students to practice reading. To encourage them to practice reading, I need books that are interesting to them.

My Project

The Magic Tree House series has both exciting characters and interesting adventures in amazing settings. All these attributes combine to make stories that are interesting to reluctant readers.

My students struggle with reading and may have not yet developed a love of reading.

Introducing them to a great series can spark that flame. Having familiar characters from book to book helps them to connect with the stories more easily and look forward to the next adventure.

Hooking my students on this series is a great way to help the students grow in confidence with their reading and will hopefully encourage a life-long love of reading.

Mrs. McFatridge
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #17: Tonight on the Titanic • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #18: Buffalo Before Breakfast • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #22: Revolutionary War on Wednesday • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #19: Tigers at Twilight • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #20: Dingoes at Dinnertime • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59
Magic Tree House #21: Civil War on Sunday • AKJ Education $4.37 7 $30.59

Materials cost

$367.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.05

Total project goal

$473.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.64

1 Donor

-$473.64

Donations toward project cost

-$402.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.05

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$0.00

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