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Ms. Lasky from Newark DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open a Book, Open a Mind!!

Help me give my students 31 copies of "Restart" by Gordon Korman and 31 copies of "I survived the American Revolution" to continue to foster the love of reading!

  • $390 goal

This project expired on February 16, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin

Do you remember what it felt like to get a book in your hands?

I remember getting hooked on a book and it felt like Christmas!! I was excited every time I opened the book. I want my 4th grade students to feel this same joy!! I want them to beg me to keep reading!!

My classroom consists of 30 students who are mostly lower income. These children have found a love for reading and are thirsty for more!!!

My Project

Novel studies allow students to read "real" stories instead of basal stories. It all starts with the opportunity to read engaging texts. It is human nature to love a good story. The novel studies I do with my fourth graders engage the reading . It got them excited and engaged in deep thinking about reading comprehension strategies as well as lively discussions and debates!! I overheard a discussion on point of view. And I even watched students discuss and support their inferences. A sense of community and scholarly inclusion is created when students laugh, gasp, and weep in unison while reading the same engrossing grade-level novel.

Ms. Lasky
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 31 $173.29
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15) • Amazon Business $3.99 31 $123.69

Materials cost

$296.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.49

Total project goal

$389.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.92

5 Donors

-$389.92

Donations toward project cost

-$331.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.49

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$0.00

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