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Ms. Horn from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Success

Help me give my students leveled books that they can take home to practice their reading skills.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Coming into first grade, so many students told me that they did not enjoy reading. It was boring and too hard. One of my goals for this year was to instill a love of reading in my students. With a good book in hand, I knew that they would fall in love with the opportunities books gave them. This year, my class has had the chance to check out books from our classroom library.

Working at a low-income school, we do not have a library for the students, so it became my mission to provide one for them.

Our class is composed entirely of Latino and black students. I want to provide them with outstanding literature that highlights their culture and teaches them that they can be whoever they want to be.

My Project

This year my scholars have worked really hard on their reading. Many of my students came in below grade level and had a lot of work to do to catch up. My scholars have put in the work, reading with me every day in guided reading and taking books home to practice with their families.

First graders should be reading at a level G during this time, and I am proud to say that 78% of my scholars are on or above grade level!

With this amazing work comes the opportunity for scholars to continue their journey with books, and we are in need for some level G and H books to help them with their learning journey.

Ms. Horn
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level G Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $89.56 1 $89.56
Guided Reading Collection: Level H Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $89.55 1 $89.55

Materials cost

$179.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.38

Total project goal

$249.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.18

1 Donor

-$249.18

Donations toward project cost

-$211.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.38

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$0.00

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