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Mrs. Zackowski from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leveled Readers for Little Learners

My students need nonfiction leveled readers.

  • $294 goal

This project expired on October 24, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember trying to choose a book in the classroom library but the shelves were packed? I want to make it easier for my students to choose books by organizing them in a leveled library. My students will have the opportunity to choose books that are on their levels and are of interest to them.

For the 2014-2015 school year I will have 20 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students in my Learning Support classroom.

They are an energetic and enthusiastic group of students that are extremely eager to learn! Our students attend a K-5 elementary school with over 1100 students from diverse backgrounds. Our students have many unique needs.

My Project

Many of my students do not have access to literature in their homes. Books they may attempt to read at home are often not on their reading levels. Having a leveled library will allow my students to choose books that are on their reading levels. I hope that this will encourage my students to read more! With a leveled library, my students will have access to materials they can successfully read. As my students are learning to read, they often become frustrated easily when they are reading difficult texts. I hope to empower my students by allowing them to choose their own books on their levels. This leveled library will play a significant role in our classroom on a daily basis. Students will have access to the books in our library throughout the day. Each student will have opportunities during the week to take home books to read each night for homework.

Having this project funded would ensure that my students have books to read that are on their reading levels.

My students will have the opportunity to choose their own books and trade them in as they finish reading them. Having leveled books will allow my students to be successful while reading and encourage them to continue reading!

Mrs. Zackowski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Level B - Nonfiction (20 bk set) • AKJ Books $75.73 1 $75.73
Level C - Nonfiction (20 bk set) • AKJ Books $71.40 1 $71.40
Level D - Nonfiction (20 bk set) • AKJ Books $69.39 1 $69.39

Materials cost

$216.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.08

Total project goal

$293.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.85

5 Donors

-$235.02

Donations toward project cost

-$207.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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