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Mrs. Dodd from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Fun!

My students need a library with 74 fiction, non-fiction and classic stories.

  • $355 goal

This project expired on October 26, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda, Roald Dahl. That is a strong statement that I hope to hear a lot this year. Students are encouraged to read all through the day. I hope the students in my classroom leave 3rd grade with a strong desire to read.

My students come from high poverty neighborhoods.

We are a Charter school in Philadelphia. They are eager to always learn something new. They have been encourage throughout the year to read books, however I do not have many books on their level. Most of the students are unable to get to a library and their families are unable to afford to buy the books.

My Project

My students need a classroom library. I am teaching 3rd grade this upcoming school year and I do not have many books that are grade level appropriate. I want to provide the students with the opportunity to read books of all genre. The reading skills of my students have continued to grow throughout the year. I want to encourage them to push themselves by reading a chapter book.

I believe the students will gain a sense of satisfaction by reading a whole book.

I believe that these books will help the students develop habits of continuous reading that will last throughout their lives. Being able to provide each student with a book to read throughout the year will help them appreciate literature and hopefully promote a lifetime of reading.

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

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (30 bk set) • AKJ Books $107.82 1 $107.82
Grade 3 High Interest, Low Readability (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $37.64 1 $37.64
Grade 3 Fiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $35.45 1 $35.45
Grade 3 Nonfiction (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $31.01 1 $31.01
Favorite Series Sampler - Nate the Great (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $19.20 1 $19.20
Favorite Series Sampler - Junie B. Jones (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $18.46 1 $18.46
Favorite Author Study - Judy Blume (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $17.73 1 $17.73

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