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Ms. O. from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let There Be Books!

My students need a wide variety of 44 books to study reading comprehension skills.

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I consider myself as a “D teacher." A “D teacher," you might ask? I feel I am a “D teacher” because I am a Determined, Dedicated, and Driven to do what it takes to help my students succeed! This year I have been putting my efforts towards helping my 5th grade students become proficient readers. To do this, I have selected a wide variety of books that will help students build important reading skills. Right now, I don’t have the books I need in order to teach literacy in the way that I have come up with. That is why I am working to bring rich literature into my classroom that will help me teach my students crucial literacy skills that they need in order to be successful readers and learners. I plan to use the requested books in my 5th grade classroom, my teaching career leads me. Critical comprehension skills, including plot, inferring, summarizing and drawing conclusions are skill students often struggle with. To help with this, I have chosen a variety of books to use to teach these skills. The books I am requesting are highly engaging and will be great for modeled read alouds, where I will teach students the new skills. Then students can read the books during independent reading. Your help with this project will make it possible for my student to learn important reading skills though the use of enriching reading materials. These resources will encourage and support the development of students who are proficient readers. Thank you for your consideration and desire to help make a difference in students lives

Ms. O.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wright 3 Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.90 1 $5.90
Jason and the Golden Fleece Benny Fuentes, Capstone Press Staff, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Retold by Nel Yomtov • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Nuclear Distraction Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Shadow Cell Scam Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Theseus and the Minotaur Dave Gutierrez, Capstone Press Staff, Tod Smith (Illustrator), Retold by Nel Yomtov • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals Fritz Eichenberg, Fritz Eichenberg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.20 1 $7.20
Tomorrow's Alphabet George Shannon, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Beatrice Doesn't Want to Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.58 1 $5.58
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Elizabeti's Doll Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Christy Hale (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains Barbara Knutson • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Chocolate Touch Patrick Skene Catling, Margot Apple (Illustrator), Margo Apple (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
Halloween... Or Bust! (Fancy Nancy Series) Jane O'Connor, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids Carol McCloud, David Messing (Illustrator), Foreword by Merrill Lundgren • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco, Patricia Lee Gauch (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Jason and the Golden Fleece Benny Fuentes, Capstone Press Staff, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Retold by Nel Yomtov • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Nuclear Distraction Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Prep Squadron Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Theseus and the Minotaur Dave Gutierrez, Capstone Press Staff, Tod Smith (Illustrator), Retold by Nel Yomtov • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist Emily Sohn, Cynthia Martin (Illustrator), Anne Timmons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Our Hero (Babymouse Series #2) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Camp Babymouse (Babymouse Series #6) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Skater Girl (Babymouse Series #7) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ellie Mcdoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel Ruth McNally Barshaw, Ruth McNally Barshaw (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
After School Ghost Hunter J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Clues in the Car Wash J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Detectives Duel J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Great Snake Swindle J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Through the Medicine Cabinet (Zack Files Series #2) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
A Ghost Named Wanda (Zack Files Series #3) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Misfortune Cookie (Zack Files Series 13) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
I'm out of My Body...Please Leave a Message (Zack Files Series #6) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Volcano Goddess Will See You Now (Zack Files Series #9) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Hidden Face of Fren-Z Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Princess Fairy Tales Jacob Grimm, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Anderson, Wilhelm Grimm, Binette Schroeder (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.98 1 $8.98
The Tallest of Smalls Max Lucado • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches (An I Can Read Picture Book) Alice Low, Jane Manning (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.38 1 $5.38
Happy Birthday to You! Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy Kate Waters, Russ Kendall (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Hidden Face of Fren-Z Chris Everheart, Capstone Press Staff, Contribution by Arcana Studio Staff • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Rock Star (Babymouse Series #4) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Mysterious Mask J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Trouble under the Big Top J. Banscherus, Ralf Butschkow (Illustrator), Daniel C. Baron (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35

Materials cost

$296.25

Vendor shipping charges

$29.63

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$339.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.49

Total project goal

$413.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.82

7 Donors

-$408.33

Donations toward project cost

-$339.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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