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Ms. Lai from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Favorite Authors and Characters Are...

Help me give my students books from favorite authors of past and present!

  • $466 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty-four students in my fifth grade classroom. Because of the make up of my school and the classroom setting, I have a mix of English language learners, and students who receive services such as speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Some of these students are English language learners with services.

Fifth grade is one of the first years where students begin to find their identity, enter into another social and emotional level, and truly begin their road to independence as they prepare for middle school and high school.

One third of my school's population are English language learners, so not only do they need to learn the content and build their foundational skills, they also need to acquire the language to help them meet the standards. Along with that, they also need to start acquiring computer/technology basic skills such as knowing how to maneuver through different apps and websites and learning and using their keyboarding skills. Along with this, the students will be surfing the web and learning how to target their searches to help them with their research projects.

My Project

These book titles were chosen with my class based on their interests, favorite authors, series, and stories so far.

My class loves to read, but we do lack books by some of their favorite authors from their years as a reader so far.

These include Roald Dahl, Louis Sachar, Suzanne Collins, and Dan Gutman... to name a few.

With these new additions to our class library, they will have easy access to expand and study the works of their favorite authors and characters and use their imagination to travel through time with their well-loved characters. They'll be able to see how they grow and learn some life lessons from the themes of these on grade level books.

Ms. Lai
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mockingjay • AKJ Education $29.19 1 $29.19
Wonder • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Runaway Ralph • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Auggie & Me • AKJ Education $11.89 1 $11.89
The Mouse and the Mortocycle • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
My Own Two Feet • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Pain and the Great One • AKJ Education $9.89 1 $9.89
Catching Fire • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
A Girl from Yamhill • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $8.78 1 $8.78
Things Not Seen • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Tale of Despereaux • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Holes • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Double Fudge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Going Solo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Henry Huggins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Blubber • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Superfudge • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fudge a mania • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ungifted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witches • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach: A Children's Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ralph S Mouse • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Flora & Ulysses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Week in the Woods • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Boy Tales of Childhood • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ramona the Pest (Ramona the Pest) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Frindle • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dear Mr. Henshaw • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Muggie Maggie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jackie & Me • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Restart • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Tiger Rising • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Who Was Seabiscuit? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain and the Great One • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Jim & Me • AKJ Education $4.00 1 $4.00
The Kid Who Became President • AKJ Education $3.40 1 $3.40

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