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

Reading is Fun!

My students need new and exciting books to capture their attention when they are reading independently.

  • $277 goal

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My Students

The students in our school range from first grade to eighth grade. I work with students in third, fourth, fifth and seventh grades. Academically, many of them are reading close to grade level but are not quite there yet. They really need an extra push to move forward in their academic goals.

The students in my class are involved in a wonderful program that promotes independent reading.

The students move through several stations which include directly working with me, completing work independently, and practicing individual skills on the computer. Additional books, would allow students to have a varied selection as part of their independent reading time.

My Project

Independent reading is an integral part of our reading program. The students spend 15 to 20 minutes everyday reading at their own independent level. They love to choose books and choice promotes motivation. The students are motivated because they have ownership of the books they read.

One problem we face is that there are a limited number of books that come with the program.

I would like to provide my students with additional books so they have more options to consider when selecting a book. There are also new books which have been published within the last few years and my students always ask if they can read them. I would love to have copies of newer titles to include in our library as well.

Mrs. Toner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries/Party Time/How to Dork your Diary/Pop Star/Dear Dork/TV Star/Skating Sensation/Holiday Heartbreak/OMG/Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $36.20 1 $36.20
Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
My Life as a Ninja (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
I Funny: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
My Life as a Joke (The My Life series) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Slacker • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Restart • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Swindle • Amazon Business $4.70 1 $4.70

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