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Ms. Merva from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Join The Club... The Book Club!

My students need class sets of high interest books, like "Horrible Harry and the Green Slime" and "Helen Keller - Courage in the Dark," to be used for book clubs and literature circles.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

With Literature Circles in the classroom, students learn to take responsibility for their own learning. From choosing the book, to taking charge of their own discussions, students learn independence, study skills, as well as a new appreciation of literature.

I teach a wonderful class of 25 third-graders.

They are excited, energetic and enthusiastic. My students love to read! And they love to share their insights and opinions about what they read. Literature Circles in the classroom will be an exciting, collaborative way for them to enjoy literature and share their ideas and feelings about what they are reading.

My Project

With this excellent set of class books, literature circles can become a part of my classroom. I have chosen a wide range of genres, including fiction, biography, history, and fantasy. This will be an excellent addition to our current reading program, and will certainly enhance my students' love of reading.

These books will make Literature Circles happen in our classroom!

Literature circles will help improve the reading skills and enjoyment of all students, including at-risk students and reluctant learners. Thank you for helping us achieve our goals.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Space Explorers • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim''s Birthday • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery • AKJ Books $3.64 5 $18.20
Horrible Harry and the Green Slime • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Helen Keller - Courage in the Dark • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Bunnicula & Friends Rabbit-Cadabra! • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
Tut''s Mummy: Lostand Found • AKJ Books $2.91 5 $14.55
The Mailbox 730 Journal Prompts Grades 1-3 • Quill.com $13.04 1 $13.04
Creative Teaching Press Literature Circles Guide Book • Quill.com $12.14 1 $12.14

Materials cost

$137.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.24

Total project goal

$214.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.92

6 Donors

-$92.46

Donations toward project cost

-$78.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.87

Matching donations from our partners

-$122.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$104.09

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.37

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$0.00

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