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  • $306 goal

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Ms. Austin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Most Popular Pleasure Reading Series

Help me give my students better access to the most popular titles for independent reading, including books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, Dork Diaries, and Baby-Sitters Club Graphix series.

My Students

I know the best way to turn a reluctant reader into an enthusiastic reader is to put the right book in the child's hands at the right moment.

As an English as second language teacher in a high poverty urban middle school, I teach students who need some extra help in academic language development to get them up to grade level in literacy skills.

Most of the youngsters I teach come to me thinking they do not like to read. One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is match them up with books they do actually like to read.

My Project

I have the best classroom library in my school. With generous donations from DonorsChoose.org supporters as well as a lot of my own money, I have built a collection of high interest pleasure reading fiction books. There are some book series which I literally cannot keep on my shelves. Just as soon as a Wimpy Kid, Dog Man, or Baby-Sitter Club book is returned to me, it goes out with another student. Several times a day, a kid asks me for one of these books and is crestfallen to learn that although I own the books, all the copies are being read by other students. I appreciate your generous donation to help me close the gap for the striving readers I serve by providing better access to the most popular titles.

There is massive evidence that self-selected reading, or reading what you want to read, is responsible for most of children's literacy development.

Thank you for helping me provide books that even otherwise reluctant readers love to read.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1–12) • Amazon Business $95.17 1 $95.17
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.78 1 $29.78
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.63 1 $28.63
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.46 1 $21.46
Guts • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Getaway • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday (13) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe (12) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

Materials cost

$226.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.88

Total project goal

$305.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.85

4 Donors

-$293.72

Donations toward project cost

-$259.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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