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Mr. Silverstein from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Level R Books Needed For Our Library

My students need engaging level R books.

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you ever pick up a book and get so lost in it that you can't put it down? That is the hope I have for the students in my classroom.

I teach in an ICT classroom where 40% of the students have disabilities and the remaining students are general education.

Most of the students are English Language Learners and the majority of the students receive free or reduced price lunch. They are great students who work hard. I strongly believe that the achievement gap can be overcome and I see it firsthand in my classroom with the progress that the students are making. Our school focuses on an inquiry approach to learning as opposed to just teaching students procedures. This is especially important in helping to develop their critical thinking skills.

My Project

Our classroom engages in independent reading everyday. The goal is for students to sustain in silent reading for at least 45 minutes. However, we lack the resources necessary for students to read high-interest "just right books." Most of the books have been used over many years and are ripped and worn out.

This project will make a difference in the lives of my students.

When students have books in front of them that are at their reading level they are more likely to get lost in the book and to not become frustrated. Reading "just right books" also helps them to make progress and move up in reading levels. Your donations would be greatly appreciated.

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Mr. Silverstein
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charlotte''s Web E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Frindle • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hatchet (stock) • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Shiloh • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Caddie Woodlawn • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Computer Nut Betsy Byars • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Dragon of Lonely Island • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Danger on Panther Peak Bill Wallace • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Jacket • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Landry News • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Megan''s Island • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Money • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
No Talking (PB) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sadako and the thousand paper cranes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Rules • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Because of Winn-Dixie • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Young Fredle • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The TV Kid • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Snow Treasure • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Whipping Boy • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Basket Counts Matthew F Christopher, Karen Meyer Swearingen, • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nasty, Stinky Sneakers • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Nothing''s Fair in Fifth Grade • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sun and Spoon • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37

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