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Mrs. Samson from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read, Read, Read

Help me give my students increase the scope of their reading while increasing their comprehension with books.

  • $1,003 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students that I am fortunate enough to work come from a range of socio-economic levels. This is a high poverty school where more than eighty percent of our students receive free or reduced lunch, our students often do not have books of their own to read. Our students enjoy the shared experience of reading books as a class, especially when they are a new twist on a classic. They come to English class with a thirst for knowledge and leave with a love of reading and literature.

My Project

Students often pick the same type of books. The goal is to not only challenge them in skill level and vocabulary but in the choice of reading materials as will. These books were picked to broaden the students horizons. They will journey through the virtual word, a utopian society and the trials and tribulations of the Great Depression and Immigration. These titles are on the Good Reads List and Battle of the Books. The sixth graders will be given the opportunity to explore these pieces of literature from front to back thus helping them improve their stamina while loving reading!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cinder • Amazon Business $9.99 30 $299.70
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.78 30 $263.40
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 30 $188.70

Materials cost

$751.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$58.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$851.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.30

Total project goal

$1,002.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,002.02

2 Donors

-$977.02

Donations toward project cost

-$830.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.55

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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