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Mrs. Merrill from Oakley CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read to Succeed!

Help me give my students more choices of reading material to entice them to read, read, read!

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

This year I have a great class of 5th-grade students. We are a Title I school. I have 30, 5th-grade students. We are located in a small town, and some students have limited experience beyond our local area.

I want to make their experience this year full of diverse learning opportunities, so they can see how much the world has to offer them.

I want to make the last year of elementary school a memorable experience for these students.

My Project

Reading is the key to knowledge. I want to inspire in my students the love of reading. So many students have never read a chapter book. I challenge my students to read a chapter book every two weeks.

I like to entice my students to read by offering a variety of choices at their own reading level.

This can be a challenge when in a 5th-grade class reading levels can vary from early 2nd grade to 6th grade and beyond. Lower-level books can be particularly challenging to find for 5th-grade readers. The Judy Moody series, Stink, My Weirdest School, and the others are titles kids love. I hope that these books will strike a note with my students and encourage them to read more often.

Mrs. Merrill
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Judy Moody Most Mood-tastic Collection Ever • Amazon Business $41.49 1 $41.49
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.62 1 $19.62
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $16.51 1 $16.51
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Bad Kitty's Very Very Bad Boxed Set (#2): Bad Kitty Meets the Baby, Bad Kitty for President, and Bad Kitty School Days • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Weird School Special: Bummer in the Summer! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Weirder-est School #2: Miss Porter Is Out of Order! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My Weirder-est School #1: Dr. Snow Has Got to Go! • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Stink and the Shark Sleepover • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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