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Mr. Couch from Midland TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Build It, They Will Read

My students need 23 book sets, and 60 leveled books.

  • $1,125 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students spend a large amount of my class time reading. Reading is the foundation for success. I want to see each of my students succeed!

I am working at a brand new high poverty school.

As of now, we do not have a library, so the only books my students have access to are the ones in my classroom library. They want to read current literature, but they need it on their independent level to gain the most growth.

My Project

I use a reading workshop model in my classroom. Each day my students spend 35-45 minutes reading on their own independent level. When students read on their level instead of books that are too hard or easy, they tend to grow more than a year during the nine months I have them. Without a library at school, my students depend on being able to find a book on their level in my classroom library. These books will help all of my students find a book of interest to them that is on their independent reading level. With more genres to choose from, it is more likely that my students will get hooked on reading which will benefit them in all areas of their education.

Your donation will will provide my students with more choice on their levels.

Many of my students are already 2-3 years behind where they need to be, so intervention is desperately needed. They cannot afford to purchase books of their own, and the public library is across town from their neighborhood.

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Mr. Couch
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $80.56 1 $80.56
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $51.45 1 $51.45
Olympians Boxed Set • Amazon Business $36.40 1 $36.40
The Boxcar Children Bookshelf (The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Books 1-12) • Amazon Business $34.58 1 $34.58
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
Bad Kitty's Very Bad Boxed Set (#1) • Amazon Business $15.14 2 $30.28
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $27.12 1 $27.12
Judy Blume's Fudge Box Set • Amazon Business $20.96 1 $20.96
Goddess Girls Books #1-4 (Charm Bracelet Inside!): Athena the Brain; Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty; Artemis the Brave • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5) • Amazon Business $18.84 1 $18.84
Kingdom Keepers Boxed Set: Featuring Kingdom Keepers I, II, and III • Amazon Business $18.48 1 $18.48
The Goddess Girls Charming Collection Books 9-12 (Charm Bracelet Included!): Pandora the Curious; Pheme the Gossip; Persephone the Daring; Cassandra the Lucky • Amazon Business $18.43 1 $18.43
Goddess Girls The Glittering Collection (Charm Bracelet Inside): Athena the Wise; Aphrodite the Diva; Artemis the Loyal; Medusa the Mean • Amazon Business $16.05 1 $16.05
The Cul-de-sac Kids Books 1-6 (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ivy & Bean Boxed Set: Books 7-9 • Amazon Business $15.86 1 $15.86
Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2 (Books 4-6) • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Hank Zipzer Collection (Hank Zipzer, the World's Greatest Underachiever) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
The Galaxy Zack Collection: A Stellar Four-Book Boxed Set: Hello, Nebulon!; Journey to Juno; The Prehistoric Planet; Monsters in Space! • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Ivy & Bean's Secret Treasure Box (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
A to Z Mysteries: Collection #1 (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47
Death''s Door • AKJ Books $6.99 2 $13.98
Are You There God? It''s Me, Margaret. • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Batter Up! (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Soccer Show-Off (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Dance Team Dilemma (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Cheer Choice (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Soccer Surprise (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Horseback Hurdles (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Gymnastics Jitters (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
BMX Challenge (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Legend of the Lure (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Behind the Plate (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Lacrosse Attack (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Soccer Shootout (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Volleyball Dreams (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Quarterback Comeback (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.23 1 $5.23
Blubber • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Are You There God? It''s Me, Margaret. • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Deenie • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Boy in the Doghouse • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Midnight Fox, The • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Herculeah Jones: Disappearing Acts • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Dragon Masters #3: Secret of the Water Dragon (A Branches Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Speed Receiver (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $4.43 1 $4.43
The TV Kid • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Beans on the Roof • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Herculeah Jones: Dead Letter • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16
Power of the Fire Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #4) • Amazon Business $4.02 1 $4.02
Freckle Juice • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Cool Zone With the Pain & the Great One • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Dragon Masters #2: Saving the Sun Dragon (A Branches Book) • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83
Dragon Masters #1: Rise of the Earth Dragon (A Branches Book) • Amazon Business $3.81 1 $3.81
How to Be Cool in the Third Grade (Chapters Series) Betsy Du • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Ballpark Mysteries #3: The L.A. Dodger • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Tornado • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
The All-Star Joker • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
The Fenway Foul-up • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Ballpark Mysteries #2: The Pinstripe Ghost • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Missing Marlin • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Wrigley Riddle • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Ballpark Mysteries #9: The Philly Fake • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Astro Outlaw • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
The San Francisco Splash • AKJ Books $3.64 3 $10.92
Ballpark Mysteries #11: The Tiger Troubles • AKJ Books $3.64 2 $7.28
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus • AKJ Books $3.24 1 $3.24
Junie B., First Grader Aloha-ha-ha! • AKJ Books $3.24 1 $3.24
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy • AKJ Books $3.24 1 $3.24
Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery #26 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Tennis Trophy Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and The Basketball Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen & the Birthday Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Cam Jansen 13 and the Mystery at the Haunted House • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery #28 • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82
Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
The Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen 14 Chocolate Fudge Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Farmers Market • AKJ Books $2.57 1 $2.57

Materials cost

$912.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$956.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$168.71

Total project goal

$1,124.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,124.71

1 Donor

-$1,124.71

Donations toward project cost

-$956.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$168.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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