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Mrs. Plunkett from Trenton NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Alive: Materials to Link Reading to Real Life

My students need a variety of high interest reading materials; magazines, nonfiction libraries, and even plays, to connect reading to real life.

  • $1,136 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn, and willing to try but have many odds stacked against them. We are located in an urban area where my students come from a low socioeconomic background. A full 99% of my students receive free or reduced price lunch. Very few of my students have access to computers at home. Roughly 2/3 of our students read below grade level. We have had technology projects fully funded in the past and it has made such a difference in student engagement in the classroom!

My Project

One of the biggest challenges in the literacy classroom is having enough high-interest, relevant reading material on hand to strengthen reading strategies in new and exciting ways; a project like this brings those kinds of materials into our classroom. Scholastic News, DynaMath, and Super Science will provide new reading material each month. Students will use Scholastic News to read and write about current events, DynaMath to apply math strategies to real life settings, and Super Science to extend their learning in Science. Also, the sets of classroom plays on American History and Myths and Fables will let students practice their fluency as they explore a new genre.

This project will make a huge difference because it will allow students access to a variety of reading genres connected to the learning we are doing in Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Students will be reinforcing their reading skills across all the content areas.

In addition, this variety of materials will allow students to build their vocabulary and build background about topics related to all content areas. This is especially important for English Language Learners as they will be learning new English vocabulary.

Mrs. Plunkett
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SuperScience, Grades 3 - 6 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $7.49 25 $187.25
DynaMath, Grades 3 - 5 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 8 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 3–5 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $6.99 25 $174.75
Scholastic News, Grade 3 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 24 Issues / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grade 3 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $5.75 25 $143.75
Weather, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers: Grades 1 - 2 - Box of 6 titles, 6 copies each title / - / Grades 1–2 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $89.00 1 $89.00
FOLDER TWO-POCKET HEAVYWEIGHT POLY ORANGE PACK OF 25 • School Specialty $36.06 2 $72.12
American History Classroom Plays Set: Grades 3 - 6 - 3 plays, 30 copies of each / - / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $59.00 1 $59.00
A Myth, a Fable, and a Fairy Tale Classroom Plays Set: Grades 3 - 6 - 3 plays, 30 copies of each / - / Grades 3–6 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $59.00 1 $59.00
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING SMALL ASSORTED SET OF 5 • School Specialty $10.71 5 $53.55

Materials cost

$838.42

Vendor shipping charges

$83.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$964.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.27

Total project goal

$1,135.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,135.12

2 Donors

-$1,135.12

Donations toward project cost

-$964.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$170.27

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$0.00

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