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Ms. Lafoon from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Level M Books for Struggling Readers

The cost of a Guided Reading Book Set is $341, 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>.

  • $388 goal

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A new year has started, and my classroom of 5th graders are gearing up to start moving toward their big goals of reading growth that they want to achieve. I have assessed my students and realize that many of them are on a 2nd or 3rd grade level of reading. However, when I began looking in my library for books to match these students' abilities, I realized that I am lacking the resources to encourage these students to work hard and read books that will help them get better at comprehension. One of the biggest reasons I am lacking these resources is because I am a 5th grade teacher in a grades 5-8 middle school. We simply do not have 3rd grade books in our building. However, many of my students are on a third grade level. While that is not ideal, it is realistic. These same students have found reading difficult and boring mostly because they cannot understand the books that they have been reading. My request is for book sets that are on levels for my students. These book sets would give my struggling readers a feeling of success and chances to work on comprehension skills with books that they can read. Please consider funding this proposal so I can begin to help my students attain the reading level that they should be at and start to feel successful with reading.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading: Level M (65 book set) • AKJ Educational Services $266.60 1 $266.60

Materials cost

$266.60

Vendor shipping charges

$26.66

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$317.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.75

Total project goal

$387.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.50

1 Donor

-$365.41

Donations toward project cost

-$318.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.39

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$0.00

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