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Mrs. Mesenbourg from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Along With the Wonder Read Aloud...Empathy and Vocabulary!

My students need a copy of Wonder to read along with our read-aloud to increase their reading skills.

  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from different parts of the world including Mexico, England, and parts of Central America. They are enthusiastic, persistent learners. We work hard every day as scientists, artists, mathematicians, scholars, and friends.

At our school, 96% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 92% of the students are students of color.

The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language. These students have the potential for greatness and a great need for resources.

My Project

Students will develop empathy from reading Wonder, a book about a boy with physical deformity dealing with making new friends in middle school.

With a book of their own to read along with the read aloud, students will be more focused, become more fluent readers, and develop a more thorough comprehension of the story; students who are good readers have greater success in every area of school and life.

Reading aloud is a proven technique to increase reading skills and develop vocabulary at a higher reading level than the students are reading. When students can hear AND see the words reading growth will be greater. With this project, the goal is to develop the life skills of empathy and reading.

Mrs. Mesenbourg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.69 25 $267.25

Materials cost

$267.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$301.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.16

Total project goal

$354.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$354.42

2 Donors

-$346.26

Donations toward project cost

-$301.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.16

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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