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  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Berry
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

My Precocious Fifth and Sixth Grade Scholars Love Literacy!

My students need a diverse range of leveled literature that will improve their comprehension, writing skills, and love for reading.

My Students

We are Cougars climbing to EXCELLENCE! In order for my fifth and sixth grade scholars to meet with the needs of this ever-changing world, they must be immersed in challenging, thought-provoking, and engaging nonfiction and fiction daily, that provides them with escapes from their current surroundings.

My students are talented beyond measure, beautiful, and hard working young people that are hungry for knowledge.

I am a first year teacher in a first year turn around school. Of the ninety-seven students I teach, less than eleven percent read on grade level. The students I serve, live in an impoverished, crime and drug filled community which threatens to swallow them up on a daily basis. My children's' zip code should not dictate their futures. They deserve quality education. I am a firm believer that my students are capable of meeting and exceeding academic success by interacting with books that push them to look critically at all types of events and characters they have never met. By providing books in which my students can connect with the characters and topics presented, my students will see the value, and flourish. By accepting that literacy increases academic success in all contents, my students will begin to show academic improvement and move closer to college readiness

My Project

With your donation to our classroom library, my fifth and sixth graders will be given the opportunity to "get lost" in new books from a number of genres and topics. Our classes will use the books for independent reading, small group instruction, and literacy circles.

A majority of my students are disinterested in reading and do not see the value in reading.

By providing my students with specific books they enjoy, I am confident that the spark of wanting to read will shine brighter. Currently, a great deal of my students are not experiencing academic success because of their inability to access vocabulary and comprehension skills that can be strengthened through reading. We thank you in advance for empowering my students through literacy.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Odysseus: Escaping Poseidons Curse Dan Jolley, Thomas Yeates • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
Theseus: Battling the Minotaur Jeff Limke, John McCrea (Illu • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief: the Gr • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Adventures of Tintin: (Adventures of Tintin Series: Three-In • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider Series) Anthony H • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider Series) Anthony • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders Mike Townsend • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Chinese Myths • AKJ Books $10.26 1 $10.26
The Percy Jackson & the Olympians 1 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Legend: The Labors of Heracles • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Quest for the Spark 1 • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventures J. Torres, J. Bone (Illu • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden J. Torres, J. Bone (Ill • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Alice in Wonderland • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Isis and Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Amaterasu • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Atalanta: The Race against Destiny, a Greek Myth Ron Fontes, • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Hercules • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Thor and Loki: In the Land of Giants: A Norse Myth • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Jason Quest for the Golden Fleece [A • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Tristan and Isolde: The Warrior and the Princess: A British • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Demeter & Persephone • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood: A Chinese Legend Paul D. • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Sunjata: Warrior King of Mali: A West African Legend Ron Fon • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death: A Mayan Myth Dan • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Psyche and Eros: The Lady and the Monster [A Greek Myth] Mar • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Theseus Battling the Minotaur [A Greek • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Perseus • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Beowulf • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
The Mighty 12 • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Truth About Dr. True - Salt Water Taffy • AKJ Books $5.39 1 $5.39
Warriors: Ravenpaw''s Path 1 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Escape from the Forest (Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Series • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Number the Stars • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Adventures of Loud Boy #1: Sound Off! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ravenpaw''s Path 2 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Secret Garden (Stepping Stone Classic) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$299.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.92

Total project goal

$392.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.82

1 Donor

-$392.82

Donations toward project cost

-$333.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 97 students.

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