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Mrs. Keith from Titusville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooking Students to Read!

My students need excitable books and cozy seating to hook them to read.

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach eight and nine-year-old third-grade students. The students are excited about their school and love their teachers. Many of the students are eager to learn.

Third grade is a transition year from learning how to read to reading for understanding.

We concentrate on reading for meaning and finding text evidence to support our answers.

It takes intriguing hooks to motivate the students to read a book and look closely for text evidence. Interesting books are the key to motivate the students!

My Project

Most of my third-grade students are reluctant readers. To hook them into reading, they need an interesting classroom library and comfortable seating. I plan to use the materials provided by donors to build my classroom library with current books the students would be interested in reading. The comfortable bean bags that I asked for will allow the students to sit comfortably while reading.

Providing the students with excitable books and cozy seating, I hope to change reluctant readers hooked on reading.

Motivated readers read more and increase their reading skills. Through conferencing with the students about what they are reading, I will reinforce with a minilesson on reading strategies that will help them with reading for meaning.

When students enter third they have learned how to read. The students then must take what they have learned about how to read and turn it into reading for meaning. The students learn new reading strategies to help them understand what they are reading. My goal is to increase the students' ability to understand what they are reading by hooking them to read!

Mrs. Keith
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 20 $115.00
BeanBob Bean Bag Chair (Steel Grey), 2.5ft - Bedroom Sitting Sack for Kids w/Super Soft Foam Filling • Amazon Business $41.90 2 $83.80
JAMMB Bags EXTRA Large Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair for Kids & Teens | NEW Modern Color Design | Clean, Organized, Comfortable 38" Cotton Canvas Storage in Modern Grey Polka Dots • Amazon Business $32.75 2 $65.50
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $31.77 1 $31.77
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: Quest Mode (Book 5 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 3: Rise of the Red Ninjas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Trapped in a Video Game: Book Three (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior (Book 1 8-Bit Warrior series): An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery • Amazon Business $4.23 1 $4.23
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #6: The African Safari Discovery • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #1: The Mount Rushmore Calamity • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$435.31

Vendor shipping charges

$11.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.30

Total project goal

$568.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.64

9 Donors

-$397.43

Donations toward project cost

-$337.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.61

Matching donations from our partners

-$171.20

Match offers toward project cost

-$145.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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