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Ms. Berns-Conner from Harrison NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Practice Reading At Home

My students need books to read at home with. It is difficult to promote literacy to low-income students, because they do not have the means to afford interesting reading material.

  • $287 goal

This project expired on August 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students that struggle with grade level reading, reading comprehension and higher order thinking skills. Most of my students are multilingual and have varying cultural backgrounds. More than 70% of my students come from low-income households. My students range from 8-12 years-old. They are easily motivated. It seems that no matter the activity, I have willing and eager participants in the classroom.

My students are interesting, fun and inquiring individuals who love to learn.

I consider myself lucky; I work with the best students in the world!

My Project

My students come from low-income families that cannot afford to buy new and interesting reading materials for their children. If I had an updated selection of high interest books, students would be more motivated to read the books at home. It is recommended that students read a book of interest every night for 20 minutes. But how can they do this without the proper resources? If I provide each student with a different book to borrow every week, I will get students to practice reading at home and even better help them to develop a life-long love of reading. As a reading specialist, nothing would make me happier.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck, No. 5-8 • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
The Sneetches and Other Stories • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Horton Hatches the Egg • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My Life as a Youtuber (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
If I Ran the Zoo (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
On Beyond Zebra! (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
The Butter Battle Book: (New York Times Notable Book of the Year) (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
My Life as a Gamer (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
The Adventures of Captain Underpants • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40

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