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Mrs. Barbeau from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poverty Can't Stop A Reader! Part II

My students need 30 page-turning, non-fiction books about disasters in order to learn & write great research reports!

  • $200 goal

This project expired on March 22, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help me intrigue struggling readers & writers with page-turning, non-fiction books about disasters! Research papers couldn't be easier to write using 30 bright, vivid, fact-filled books!

Let's help struggling readers learn how easy it is to write reports by using fact-filled books!

Research papers can be difficult to write without the correct reference resources. With 30 bright, vivid, fact-filled books, every student will do well on research reports! Students who hate reading and writing will love looking up information using graphic, non-fiction books with fascinating facts that engage struggling readers. By funding these 30 non-fiction books, you will make it hard for any reader to resist reading. These research books deal with contemporary themes, written in a fast-paced style to maintain student interest until the last page.

My Project

Students will take a series of natural disaster research books, get into groups of 5 to read about and document important facts. Students will chart interesting research facts about natural disasters. Students will share information about disasters using a gallery walk technique where every student will add more facts as they travel from group to group. Students will use books to learn how to cite correctly for research reports. Finally, students will use group information and individual research to create and present research reports to the class.

Non-fiction books never go out of style.

These fast-paced, contemporary writers keep students reading. These popular books have captivated reluctant readers for many years. Help me give struggling readers power-packed books for their reading enjoyment. I need books with various themes guaranteed to keep my students turning the pages until the very end! Help me build a class library for striving readers. We lost our librarian this year. Help me give the students a fact-filled education!

Mrs. Barbeau
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Disasters at Sea • AKJ Books $4.32 5 $21.60
Theme Collections Natural Disaster Gr 3-5 - 10 Books • AKJ Books $39.15 2 $78.30
Mountain Climbing Disasters • AKJ Books $4.32 5 $21.60

Materials cost

$121.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$169.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.90

Total project goal

$199.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$199.34

1 Donor

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$101.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.20

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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