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Mr. B. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Read It, But I Don't Get It

The cost of these grade appropriate readers is $395, 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>.

  • $395 goal

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I am a Grade 6 Literacy Workshop teacher at an under-resourced school in Brooklyn, New York. I bet you would be able to read an article about nuclear physics no problem. You might have to think about your pronunciation of some of those scientific terms a bit, but you'd get through it. What if I asked you to explain it to me afterwards? A different matter entirely, huh? Imagine the frustration of being able to read the words in a book, but not understanding the meaning behind those words. Unfortunately, a great number of students are asked to this everyday. Stop the madness! Students cannot become better readers if they aren't provided with materials they can READ! A source of frustration for me as a teacher is the lack of "lower level" texts available to my students. Struggling students with third and fourth grade reading levels won't become better readers by reading sixth grade books. They need materials they are comfortable with. Struggling readers need successful experiences with reading before they can be pushed into more challenging texts. I am asking for funding of a set of fiction texts that will engage my emerging readers, as well as provide them with successful reading experiences. This library will be a valuable tool in my teaching. Have an impact on eternity. Make a difference in the life of a reader. Thank you.

Mr. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Left Behind: The Kids Collection (Books 13-18) Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye • Barnes and Noble $26.35 1 $26.35
Left Behind: The Kids Collection 5 (Books 25-30) Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye • Barnes and Noble $26.35 1 $26.35
Left Behind: The Kids Collection (Books 19-24) Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye,Tim F. Lahaye,Chris Fabry • Barnes and Noble $26.35 1 $26.35
Left Behind: The Kids Collection (Books 7-12) Jerry B. Jenkins,Jerry B. Jenkins,Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye • Barnes and Noble $26.35 1 $26.35
Left Behind: The Kids Collection (Books 1-6) Jerry B. Jenkins,Jerry B. Jenkins,Tim LaHaye • Barnes and Noble $23.05 1 $23.05
Time Warp Trio Gift Set, Vol. 4 Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator),Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Super Special (Jackie Chan Adventures Series) Grosset & Dunlap,David Slack,Alexx Dyne • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Uncle's Big Surprise (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #10) Jacqueline Carrol,Duane Capizzi • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Revenge of the Dark Hand (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #7) Eliza Willard,TOM PUGSLEY,GREG KLEIN • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sam Samurai (The Time Warp Trio), Vol. 10 Jon Scieszka,Adam McCauley (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Summer Reading Is Killing Me Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator),Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Enter the Viper (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #4) Jacqueline Carrol,David Slack • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
2095 Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Power of the Rat (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #8) Megan Stine,David Slack • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
A New Enemy with Cards (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #6) R. S. Ashby,Manufactured by Grosset & Dunlap • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Tut, Tut (Time Warp Trio Series), Vol. 6 Jon Scieszka,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jade's Secret Power (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #2) Cathy West,David Slack • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
It's All Greek to Me (Time Warpe Trio Series), Vol. 8 Jon Sciezka,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Dark Hand with Cards (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #1) Eliza Willard,John Rodgers • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Shendu Escapes (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #5) David Slack,Jim Thomas,Jim Thomas,Long Cheng • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
See you later, Galdiator (Time Warp Trio Series), Vol. 9 Jon Scieszka,Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge? Jon Scieszka,Adam McCauley (Illustrator),Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sign of the Ox (Jackie Chan Adventures Series #3) Megan Stine,Duane Capizzi • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
It's All Greek to Me, Vol. 8 Jon Scieszka,J. Bonnell (Editor),Lane Smith (Illustrator),Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
In the Garden J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Under Water J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Deep J.C. Greenburg • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Bathroom J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator),Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Kitchen J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Andrew Lost: In Time, Vol. 9 J.C. Greenburg,Jan Gerardi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Abdrew Lost: On Earth (Andrew Lost Series) J.C. Greenburg,Jan Gerardi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
On the Dog J. C. Greenburg,Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
In the Whale (Andrew Lost Series) J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
On the Reef (Andrew Lost Series #7) J. C. Greenburg,Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$271.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$323.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.10

Total project goal

$395.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.00

1 Donor

-$372.49

Donations toward project cost

-$324.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.63

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