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Ms. D. from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Highly Engaging Text Keeps Readers Reading!

My students need more high interest books, such as Owl Diaries and the Who Was ___ Series, in order to strengthen their love for reading as well as their reading comprehension!

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach the most amazing 4th graders. Our neighborhood school serves students from PK-8 and is located in a very diverse area of our urban city. The students come from many backgrounds and experiences. Many of my students are exposed to trauma on a daily basis, so school is a safe zone for them. We are over 60% free lunch and have many English Language learners. We also educate students with emotion/behavior disorder needs.

My students love to read when there is engaging books for them to access.

They love to laugh, they care for each other, and they love to learn. In addition to the Common Core Standards, we focus on teaching the whole child. We do this by teaching our students to be emotionally literate.

My Project

These highly engaging books will capture the students' interest right away. By doing this, they will fall in love with reading. Avid readers become great learners in all subjects. As they read these high interest texts, they will build decoding skills, use critical thinking and questioning, and grow their comprehension abilities.

They've become interested in learning about real people, especially those who have made a difference in our world.

I hear time and time again: "There's nothing to read!" or "Do you have the next book in this series?" I always want to say "yes!" but I cannot every time, because we don't have the resources. I want nothing more than for these students to have an engaging book with them at all times. Currently the books we have access to are in poor shape and don't interest them.

Having these books not only will create a fuller class library, the various series will give them multiple books to read once they're finished with the first one. They will turn them into readers!

Ms. D.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries Squee-tastic Collection Books 1-10 Plus 3 1/2: Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork ... Diaries 8; Dork Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10 • Amazon Business $91.71 1 $91.71
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $91.31 1 $91.31
Owl Diaries, Books 1-5: A Branches Box Set • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Babymouse #9: Monster Mash • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Who Was Bruce Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Stevie Wonder? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is the Dalai Lama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.24 1 $5.24
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
Who Is Wayne Gretzky? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eva and the Lost Pony: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Were the Beatles? (Who Was--?) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Albert Einstein? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.73 1 $4.73
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44
Who Is Steven Spielberg? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.07 1 $4.07
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Was Jim Henson? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Who Was Elvis Presley? • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Moldylocks and the Three Beards: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $3.86 1 $3.86
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Who Was Pablo Picasso? • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $3.26 1 $3.26
The Three Little Pugs: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #3) • Amazon Business $3.17 1 $3.17
Little Red Quacking Hood: A Branches Book (Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #2) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14
Who Was Lucille Ball? • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12

Materials cost

$431.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.30

Total project goal

$595.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.33

2 Donors

-$595.33

Donations toward project cost

-$506.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.30

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$0.00

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