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Ms. Yelton from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Loving Literacy

My students need 109 copies of "Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez."

  • $985 goal

This project expired on March 24, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the first time you read a book that you literally could not put down? I know that reading such books will have a significant impact on my students' futures. It is my goal to assist in increasing their love for literature by exposing them to as many books as possible.

My students are learning to value reading more and more, everyday.

The more books I have available to them, the more their love for literature grows. Here is some information about our school population: 90% of our students are first-generation college bound 80% of our students are economically disadvantaged 95% of our students are Hispanic or African American Most students enter our school at least one grade level behind in math and reading

My Project

All of the novels I'm asking for have been requested by one or more of my students. With these books, I will form books clubs, which will build my students' critical thinking skills. The students will also be able to use these books for their "just right book," which is the book that they are required to read for 40 minutes a night for homework. Providing students with an abundance of books gives them the ability to choose their own book. I have quickly learned that providing my students with choice not only empowers them, but also motivates them to work hard in and out of the classroom.

This project is critical to my students' success.

I know that they will read more with a variety of books readily available to them. Growing my classroom library guarantees my students success in 8th grade ELA, as well as their other academic subjects. By providing my students with the tools to become lifelong readers, I am providing a critical foundation for success in school and the real world.

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

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $7.29 109 $794.61

Materials cost

$794.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$836.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.62

Total project goal

$984.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$984.15

1 Donor

-$984.15

Donations toward project cost

-$836.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.62

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$0.00

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