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  • $266 goal

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Mrs. Villena
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Quality Books to Nurture Lifelong Readers

My students need engaging and high-quality read-aloud books and grade-level fiction series sets, including Flat Stanley and Mercy Watson.

My Students

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." This quote from Charles W. Eliot reminds me of the power of literature and my duty as a teacher to open and expand the literary world to my students.

I teach at a Title One school in a low socioeconomic area where the majority of the students are English Language Learners.

Third grade is that critical transitional grade from primary to the upper grades. In third grade, students learn what it takes to be a good reader. I want to build a read-aloud collection and classroom library that contains grade-level, quality, high-interest books that my third graders will want to read; such books will support them as they continue to grow as readers.

My Project

My students will greatly benefit from this assortment of grade-level, high-interest books throughout the school year. The read-aloud books will help my students develop their literary and critical thinking skills (predicting, analyzing, inferring) as well as their verbal skills (book discussions). As independent readers, my students need a quality library to choose books from. Grade-level fiction series sets are extremely supportive of my third grade readers because they encourage and allow my students to become invested in characters and specific authors as they commit to and read through the books within a series.

Children are supposed to learn to read by 2nd or 3rd grade, and then they are supposed to "read to learn" for the rest of their lives.

With your help, my students will learn to read meaningfully, read to learn, but also read for the love of reading. Please help me build a high-quality collection of read-aloud books as well as help me add engaging grade-level series sets to our classroom library. Your donation will support my third graders on their road to becoming lifelong readers.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Memory String • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The African Safari Discovery • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Sweetest Fig • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Day''s Work • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Summer My Father Was Ten, The (paperback) • AKJ Books $9.86 1 $9.86
Thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrat • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Fly Away Home • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Other Side, The • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Mercy Watson - Fights Crime • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson - Princess In Disguise • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Mercy Watson to the Rescue Chris Van Dusen, Kate DiCamillo, • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Something Wonky This Way Comes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Flat Stanley • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Stanley, Flat Again! • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley Collection Box Set, The • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
The Amazing Mexican Secret (Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventu • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
The Flying Chinese Wonders • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #4: The Intrepid Canadian Expedition • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Flat Stanley''s Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$176.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.80

Total project goal

$265.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.36

3 Donors

-$265.36

Donations toward project cost

-$225.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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