You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Hampton from Hannibal MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Transformation: Teens Change From Hating Reading to Loving Reading

Help me give my students high interest / low level books they will look forward to reading.

  • $309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine going to school every day not being able to read like the other kids. My middle school students are eager to learn but struggle to read. They strive to improve their reading ability in order to help further their learning in all subjects. My students are learning about life and trying to fit in with their peers. They are really sweet kids but are having difficulty keeping up. They do not enjoy reading because is hard work for them. I want them to enjoy reading more and they want to as well. They need access to more books that interest them but on their reading level.

My Project

These high interest / low level books will interest my students that have difficulty reading. The books that are in my classroom now are of interest to my students but are too difficult for them. My students get frustrated when they try to read the books that interest them and the books they can read seem too "babyish" for their age. I often hear that they hate reading and many of them only pretend to read.

My goal is to help my students experience the joy of reading while increasing their skills in reading.

The books I chose are high interest / low level books that will not scare them away from reading. I chose multiple copies of the books so some can be used in reading groups while others may be used to partner read. Books like "Shelter" are more modern stories that my students can relate to. They will look forward to reading these books while working on comprehension, fluency, and basic reading skills. I have some students that are interested in sports but have a difficult time finding sports books they can read. I chose two books that will appeal to those students. I chose books that will appeal to the many different interests and levels of my students.

My students deserve quality books that they will look forward to reading while also improving their reading skills. I need your help to provide my classroom with these important resources. My students are in middle school and are reading at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade levels. Please help me fill in the gaps to improve their reading as well as get them interested in reading.

Mrs. Hampton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Hampton is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shelter • AKJ Education $5.80 6 $34.80
Ransom • AKJ Education $5.80 6 $34.80
Break All Rules • AKJ Education $5.80 6 $34.80
Dam • AKJ Education $5.80 6 $34.80
Don't Get Caught • AKJ Education $5.80 5 $29.00
The Cat Whisperer • AKJ Education $5.80 5 $29.00
Iggy • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Worlds Ugliest Dog • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
The Easy Way • AKJ Education $3.61 2 $7.22

Materials cost

$229.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$262.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.33

Total project goal

$308.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$308.85

7 Donors

-$233.85

Donations toward project cost

-$198.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.08

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hannibal","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6034764],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3743789,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/reading-transformation-teens-change-fro/3743789/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Hampton","authorIds":{"6034764":{"owner":"Mrs. Hampton","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3743789],"proposalHash":"237083015","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp6034764_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1541259526837","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21309474,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjA1MjI2NQ==","NjE2Mjg3MA==","NTcyNzI0OA==","NTQ2Mjg4OQ==","NTk1NjY5Mg==","NjA1MjI1MQ==","NTkzNTkzOA==","NjA1MTk2NA=="],"teacherId":6034764,"schoolCounty":"Marion","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}