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Mrs. Sunseri from Moorpark CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Ed Students Need Books, Too!

My students need books that are interesting to high school students, but written at a lower reading level.

  • $587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have an amazing library, filled with lots of choices of current young adult fiction and nonfiction. However, when our special education students come in, especially ninth graders, it's difficult to find something that's at their reading level, but still keeps their interest.

We need high/low books, that feature high interest topics for high schoolers, with a lower reading level--books about extreme sports, paranormal activity, amazing animals, cool careers, etc.

These books are written for teens, but use shorter sentences, simple vocabulary, and define difficult worlds within the text. These books will help students increase their fluency and develop their vocabulary, so they can progress on to high-school level texts.

My Project

Using these books, students will have good choices for free reading. They can work in groups and read aloud to one another. They can read out loud to their classmates when they come to the library, and help improve reading fluency.

They will have age-appropriate books that will appeal to them, while helping them improve their reading skills.

Now they won't have to check out the same books they may have read in middle school, because that's all the library has at their reading level.

These books can also get checked out to special ed classrooms and the teachers can use them in class for assignments. The best part about buying materials for the library? All students in the school get access to them!

Mrs. Sunseri
Grades 9-12
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 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Top 10: Dads • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
Extreme Downhill Ski Racing • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
Food Stylist • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
Scavenger Hunt • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
Wild Animals • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Odd Inventions • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Roswell • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Strange Medicine • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Board Game Tournament • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Bunny Man Bridge • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Documentary Film • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Elves • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Epic Fails • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Genies • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Ghosts • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Green Man • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Griffins • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Mary Celeste • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Neighborhood Cleanup • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Stupid Criminals • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Hook • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Wacky Sports • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Weird Food • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Bermuda Triangle • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Bloody Mary • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Weird Nature • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29

Materials cost

$423.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$498.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.04

Total project goal

$586.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$586.96

4 Donors

-$545.30

Donations toward project cost

-$463.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.49

match offer

-$41.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$35.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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