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Ms. Colpitts from Carmel ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Adventures Through Author Studies!

My students need some really good books for author studies. We are looking to get a variety of books from specific authors in order to conduct some author studies.

  • $578 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2018.

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My Students

I have a wonderful group of students this year! Our class consists of 15 students. My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them, even if they don't know it yet. They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

My Project

My students need new books for their upcoming author study. This would help them get a variety of new titles along with a focus on a few particular authors. Having these titles will not only spark their interest in reading, but will give them the opportunity to learn about certain authors. Some authors include Kate DiCamillo, Katherine Applegate, Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, and many more. Having books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wishtree, and Crash will motivate my students to read more from the specific authors we are going to be focusing on.

I want my students to have the opportunity to enjoy different stories by the same author.

The students in my class deserve to have more relevant titles with a variety of topics and authors in their class library. Funding this project would provide my students with all of this and more!

Ms. Colpitts
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Andrew Clements' School Stories: Frindle; Landry News; The Janitor's Boy; The School Story; A Week in the Woods; Lunch Money; Room One; No Talking; Lost and Found; Extra Credit • Amazon Business $37.78 1 $37.78
Hiaasen 4-Book Trade Paperback Box Set (Chomp, Flush, Hoot, Scat) • Amazon Business $24.40 1 $24.40
Roald Dahl Magical Gift Set (4 Books): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $18.86 1 $18.86
The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing (Mo & Dale Mysteries) • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Wayside School Boxed Set: Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $13.01 1 $13.01
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Restart • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Masterminds: Payback • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Four • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Love, Stargirl • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Witches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hokey Pokey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
George's Marvelous Medicine • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Masterminds • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Matilda • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
The Enormous Crocodile • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Esio Trot • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Everest Book Three: The Summit • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wringer (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Masterminds: Criminal Destiny • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Loser • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Escape (Island #3) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Smiles to Go • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Survival (Island II) (Island Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.27 1 $6.27
Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Two • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Masters of Disaster • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Jake and Lily • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
The Magic Finger • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Shipwreck (Island, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume One • Amazon Business $5.30 1 $5.30
Slacker • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
Fishbone's Song • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Fourth Grade Rats • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Schooled • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln?: Tales from Deckawoo Drive, Volume Three • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Crash • Amazon Business $3.44 1 $3.44

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