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Ms. Adler from Decatur GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Circles Feed the Mind and Spirit

My students need 4 copies each of 13 book titles to read and discuss during student led literature circles.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Successful reading achievement leads to proficiency in the mathematics and science classroom. I teach fourth grade in a Title I, low-income, high poverty environment. All students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Supplies are scarce. We are in desperate need of chapter books to read and improve our reading comprehension and language skills.

In our classroom, the textbooks are outdated and we are in need of engaging authentic literature. Our students are 2-3 reading levels behind the national norm. By teaching our children to read chapter books they enjoy, the urge to read will continue throughout their adult lives. By improving our children's reading comprehension and language skills they will possess the necessary devices to become independent, successful citizens.

We are in need of exciting literature that can captive and engage our students. Books such as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and James and the Giant Peach, take children to far away places that they might never visit or imagine exist. These books will engage our children's imagination while encouraging them to improve their skills in reading. Better readers prove to become successful in all other subjects and arenas in life.

Thank you in advance for your consideration to support this project. We would be forever grateful for your support. Know that these books will serve our current needs as well as our siblings who follow in our path of life. Sincerely, Our Fourth Grade Class.

Ms. Adler
Grades 3-5
  • Knollwood Elementary School
  • Decatur, GA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christmas in Camelot (Magic Tree House Series #29) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Editor), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 4 $38.24
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 4 $41.44
Ribsy Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Superfudge Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Frindle Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Runaway Ralph Beverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illustrator), Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 4 $21.56
Winter of the Ice Wizard (Magic Tree House Series #32) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 4 $38.24
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh • Barnes and Noble $5.85 4 $23.40
Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve (Magic Tree House Series #30) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 4 $38.24
Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Series #31) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.56 4 $38.24
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 4 $25.16
Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) F. N. Monjo, Fred Brenner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36

Materials cost

$365.12

Vendor shipping charges

$36.51

State sales tax

$14.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$430.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.55

Total project goal

$525.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.27

3 Donors

-$525.27

Donations toward project cost

-$430.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.55

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$0.00

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