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Ms. Robie from Berkeley CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Success = A Love of Reading

My students need a leveled classroom library with bins, leveled books, and an organizing cart.

  • $800 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you ever pick up a very challenging book and put it down because it just took too much work to decipher? Well, some of my students feel this every day.

My students are a brilliant mix of many cultures, social-economic levels, and ability levels.

They are brought together in this urban setting to learn from each other and share their diverse experiences. I have students in my classroom who read at a high school level and students who read at a first grade level. With this range, it is often difficult for students (especially those who are resistant or are challenged with reading) to find appropriate books.

My Project

This leveled classroom library includes books, book bins, and a cart. These materials will help students to have a variety of books to choose from at their own reading level. Finding books that are interesting is imperative to student learning. Many kids come to my classroom with an aversion to reading. Many have spent years being asked to read books that are too difficult for them. Trying to read difficult texts takes a lot of work, and therefore reading becomes a tedious process. With this leveled library students can easily go to a book bin and choose from an assortment of high-interest books. Never again will that same student wander aimlessly through the classroom library, picking up book after book that is too challenging. Frustration and anxiety levels will decrease, and students can get on with the journey of reading for enjoyment.

I am very excited to begin this journey into a leveled classroom library.

Reading research now makes it very clear: students must read at their own level if they are to grow as readers. With your help my students will feel empowered and feel like they are succeeding. Gone are the days where struggling readers work harder on developing coping strategies for "faking" the reading process, and in are the days where reading becomes enjoyable, safe, and encouraging.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning $129.00 1 $129.00
GG715 - Level V Book Bin - Gr. 5-6 • Lakeshore Learning $41.95 1 $41.95
TT172 - Level K Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $35.95 1 $35.95
TT171 - Level J Book Bin - Gr. 2 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TT179 - Level P Book Bin - Gr. 3-4 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $35.95 1 $35.95
TT178 - Level O Book Bin - Gr. 3-4 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $33.95 1 $33.95
TT177 - Level N Book Bin - Gr. 3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TT174 - Level M Book Bin - Gr. 2-3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $31.95 1 $31.95
TT173 - Level L Book Bin - Gr. 2-3 - Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
GG714 - Level U Book Bin - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG713 - Level T Book Bin - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG712 - Level S Book Bin - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning $38.95 1 $38.95
GG711 - Level R Book Bin - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $37.95 1 $37.95
GG709 - Level Q Book Bin - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $36.95 1 $36.95

Materials cost

$597.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$695.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.00

Total project goal

$799.97

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$799.97

4 Donors

-$799.97

Donations toward project cost

-$695.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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