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Mrs. Stillwell from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stepping Into the World of 4th Grade Literature

My students need a wide varitey of books to read in the classroom library.

  • $944 goal

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My Students

I have taught 2nd grade for the last 12 years. I will be teaching 4th grade this year. I need to enhance my classroom library with high level fiction and non-fiction texts for my students. I want my students to be able to explore the world and use their imagination through literature.

I teach in an inner-city school in the heart of Chicago.

My students come from many different backgrounds. Forty-seven different languages are spoken at my school . They are veracious readers. They will read anything they get can get their hands on. I need more books in my library for this very reason.

My Project

The books that I would be receiving will help the students increase their lexile and "grow their brains". The main goal of having the fully stocked classroom library is for the students to read for their enjoyment. I also would love for my students to explore the many different genres of literature.

When I taught second grade, my students enjoyed sitting down and reading a good book.

Now that I am moving up two grades, I strongly believe that a good book can improve a child's imagination. When children are exposed to all types of literature, it improves their academic progress. So in closing, please support my students' love of reading and support my project.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boxcar Children (25 bk set) • AKJ Books $107.86 1 $107.86
Usagi Yojimbo (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $66.34 1 $66.34
4-5 Exemplar Stories (10 bk set) • AKJ Books $64.18 1 $64.18
Dragonbreath (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $57.62 1 $57.62
4-5 Exemplar Poetry (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $47.36 1 $47.36
The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew (8 bk set) • AKJ Books $46.43 1 $46.43
Roald Dahl (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $45.21 1 $45.21
Manga Math Mysteries (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $35.51 1 $35.51
Graphic Classics (4 bk set) • AKJ Books $26.22 1 $26.22
Learning Green • AKJ Books $23.31 1 $23.31
Robot Scientist • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Athletic Trainer • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Veterinarian • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Sound Engineer • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
National Geographic Readers (7 bk set) • AKJ Books $20.39 1 $20.39
Stink (5 bk set) • AKJ Books $18.94 1 $18.94
The Elsewhere Chronicles (3 bk set) • AKJ Books $15.22 1 $15.22
The Tarantula Scientist • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
Eyewitness Insect Laurence Mound • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Killer Animals • AKJ Books $7.67 1 $7.67
Gorilla Doctors: Saving Endangered Great Apes Pamela S. Turn • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Animal Grossology: The Science of Creatures Gross and Disgus • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Snake Scientist • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Shelter dogs, Amazing Stories of Adopted Strays • AKJ Books $6.07 1 $6.07
Rabbits, Squirrels and Chipmunks • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Frogs, Toads, and Turtles • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Seashells, Crabs and Sea Stars • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Snakes, Salamanders, and Lizards • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Marley • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Faithful Elephants • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Whales • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Hissy Fits - PL-6368 • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

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