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Mrs. Benvenuti from Stamford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes

Help me give my students guided reading books and mentor texts for reading and writing that cater to the many interests and reading levels within my fifth grade classroom.

  • $1,089 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth graders are an energetic, bright group of young learners. Every day, they come to school eager to learn. When they walk into the classroom, I want them to find comfort and safety in the environment around them.

They are kind, respectful, curious, young minds that are passionate about their learning.

The students at our school in CT, all come from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicity, languages, and socioeconomic statuses. Yet, every day we come together with one common goal of creating a positive, loving classroom environment.

My Project

I am, along with many other educators within the nation, constantly searching for the best strategies to cater to the individual needs of my students. Given that I have a wide variety of reading levels within my classroom, it can be very difficult to find guided reading books for small groups that not hone in on the individual needs of my students, but also engage and motivate them to become lifelong readers. This project includes fiction and non fiction texts, mentor texts for reading and writing, and a wide variety of stories from best selling authors.

Specifically, students will be able to use these texts in small group guided reading with myself, mentor texts to teach specific reading and writing skills, and times when they just want to sit down with a good chapter book and relax during "Read to Self" time.

Mrs. Benvenuti
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level Q Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $113.48 2 $226.96
Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - Grade 5 (15 Books) • AKJ Education $163.16 1 $163.16
Guided Reading Collection: Level Q Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $112.81 1 $112.81
Who Was? Nonfiction (24 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $107.57 1 $107.57
Guided Reading Collection: Level P Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $100.86 1 $100.86
Guided Reading Collection: Level P Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $98.25 1 $98.25
Hiaasen Author Study with Classroom Add-Ons (6 Books) • AKJ Education $72.55 1 $72.55

Materials cost

$882.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$925.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$163.30

Total project goal

$1,088.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,088.69

4 Donors

-$1,013.69

Donations toward project cost

-$861.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$152.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$75.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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