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Ms. Francavillo from Arleta CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving Literacy: Funding Our Class Library

My students need engaging and appropriate reading material to help develop their literacy skills and foster their love of reading. The books listed here were chosen through student interest surveys and requests.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English Language Arts to three classes of bright, ambitious, witty, and kind sixth graders in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. My students are diverse learners from a variety of different countries, and bring their knowledge of multiple languages and cultures into the classroom. My sixth graders are always ready to take on challenges and show their personal best effort every day.

In our community, it is often difficult for students to attain access to materials, like the internet, books, and supplies.

Yet, the stakes have never been higher for our students to improve their literacy and skills with technology. My students are aware of this, and come to school motivated to learn and grow.

My Project

The students in my classes have incredibly diverse reading abilities and interests, but my school does not have a library or media center available to them. I am responsible for funding my classroom's library, and my books are the only options for students to choose from. I have borrowed a number of books from other teachers, but the titles that I currently have do not match the reading levels of all learners. Additionally, many of my students do not live in close proximity to a public library, making it more difficult for them to attain public reading materials.

I am seeking funding to build a library that invites readers of all levels to build their literacy skills.

My students' Lexile scores range from Beginning Reader to over 1200, meaning that, while I have some students reading at the 8th or 9th grade levels, I have other students that are still struggling to sound out simple words (some of which are in my "Fundamentals of Reading" enrichment course). Additionally, I have several English Learners and students with special needs that rely on our classroom books for building their skills.

Please help me build the fun, inviting, and FULL classroom library that I have been envisioning!

Ms. Francavillo
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, In (The Inheritance Cycle) • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49
The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3 (The Bad Beginning; The Reptile Room; The Wide Window) • Amazon Business $26.80 1 $26.80
Gregor the Underland Chronicles (5 Volume Set) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $15.55 1 $15.55
Wrinkle in Time / Wind in the Door / Swiftly Tiltling Planet • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Redwall • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Speed Receiver (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.31 2 $8.62
Quarterback Comeback (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $4.16 2 $8.32
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stargirl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Batter Up! (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $3.86 2 $7.72
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sisters • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
Classic Starts®: Little Women (Classic Starts® Series) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Frindle • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Woodsong • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Snow Treasure • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Night (Night) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Ghosts • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
The Upstairs Room (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
The Red Badge of Courage (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$417.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.89

Total project goal

$579.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.24

5 Donors

-$579.24

Donations toward project cost

-$492.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.89

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$0.00

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