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Mrs. Rutherford from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Reading Skills

Help me give my students the gift of StoryWorks and Scholastic News magazines to improve their reading skills.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title I school that sits in the heart of Washington, DC. I have a group of 67 students who are fun loving, eager-to-learn new things, excited about school and love to read. My classroom would be considered a melting pot of cultural heritage and social needs. Many of my students have been in the U.S. less than 4 years. They inspire me every day.

To meet their needs, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

Reading is a challenge and a joy for most kids. They struggle because they are emerging into using the strategies that we, as adults, take for granted.

Colorful, quality, real-world articles motivate kids to want to read and encourage them to apply the strategies they must learn to become life-long readers.

Using these magazines, students will read independently and in groups, utilize online tools, and engage in a variety of comprehension and writing activities to support their development.

Please consider donating this classroom set of StoryWorks and Scholastic News magazines to my 5th grade students.

Your donation will last all year round as the news magazines come once a week and follow current trends in the world.

Mrs. Rutherford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scholastic News, Grades 5-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $5.75 45 $258.75
Storyworks, Grades 4-6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $8.49 16 $135.84

Materials cost

$394.59

Vendor shipping charges

$39.46

State sales tax

$23.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.11

Total project goal

$580.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.76

1 Donor

-$580.76

Donations toward project cost

-$493.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.11

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$0.00

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