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Ms. Fredricksen from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving On Up: Advanced Books for High-Functioning Readers

The cost of six "Book Bundles" (64 books total) is $384, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $384 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

As a special education teacher in District 75, New York City's district for students with severe disabilities, my upper elementary students with autism have a wide range of abilities. Learning to read is not only a step toward communicating and processing in an essential way, but for some may be the first step toward success in a general education environment. Some of my students are starting to master their beginning reading skills by matching shapes and letters and attending to stories read out loud. Others are diligently mastering more advanced reading skills through a combination of phonics exercises, computer programs, and writing activities. However, one significant thing that my classroom lacks is books! My higher-functioning readers have grown bored with the small selection of kindergarten books that we have available in our classroom library, and I am eager for them to move on to more advanced books. Unfortunately, since my class is the only upper elementary class in the special education unit, my school has only provided books that are appropriately leveled for our unit's younger students. I would greatly appreciate a set of books that my higher-functioning readers can take on, because to learn to read, we need more than phonics, computer programs, and paper: we need books please!

Ms. Fredricksen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Feelings: Book Bundle for Grades 1-3 (13 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $60.05 1 $60.05
Friendship: Book Bundle for Grades 1-3 (12 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $56.80 1 $56.80
Grade 1 Book Bundle A (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $41.70 1 $41.70
Community: Book Bundle for Grades K-3 (9 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $40.03 1 $40.03
Grade 2 Book Bundle A (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $34.76 1 $34.76
Grab-Bag Book Bundle: Grades 1-2 (10 Books) • AKJ Educational Services $30.45 1 $30.45

Materials cost

$263.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$314.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.08

Total project goal

$383.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.76

2 Donors

-$358.88

Donations toward project cost

-$315.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.27

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$0.00

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