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Mrs. Zimmer from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers NEED Readers!

My students need Scholastic Guided Reading books at levels A-D so we can support their current reading level and grow them into lifelong lovers of books.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My incredibly hard-working students are ready to read! We represent a small diverse elementary school tucked away on the southwest side of Chicago. My students are English Language Learners and have some difficulties learning to read. The social-emotional needs of my students often require small group instruction where the interventions are targeted at their level. The students I work with range from Kindergarten to grade 4. My students are eager to learn to read and we can't wait to get started!

My Project

The reading materials I am in need of will benefit my students' lives in the long and short run! Scholastic Leveled Reading books will support my students from the starting point to the point in which they develop into fluent, confident readers. By using a leveled reading system, I will be able to help students become stronger readers. After extensive research using Fountas and Pinnell as my starting point, I am confident this teaching and learning tool will fit well into our Balanced literacy model. Good readers choose books that are a good fit for them. What better way to introduce how to do this than using a leveled literacy system. The books would be used for small guided reading groups each day, 3 times per day, for 20-minute rotations.

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Mrs. Zimmer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Leveled Readers: Level C Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Little Leveled Readers: Level A Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $27.21 1 $27.21
Little Leveled Readers: Level B Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $27.16 1 $27.16
Little Leveled Readers: Level D Box Set: Just the Right Level to Help Young Readers Soar! • Amazon Business $20.07 1 $20.07
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level B: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level A: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level C: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level B: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94

Materials cost

$226.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.87

Total project goal

$305.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.81

10 Donors

-$299.95

Donations toward project cost

-$259.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.86

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$0.00

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