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Mrs. Corsano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Struggling Readers Need More Books--SOS!!

The cost of 68 Childrens' Books from The Arthur and Harry and Mudge Series from Barnes and Noble is $447, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $462 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher of all subjects in Brooklyn, New York. The school in which I teach is a Title I school in a low socio-economic neighborhood. In our class of 28 students, there is a vast array of reading abilities. There are only three children who are reading at a fifth grade reading level. The students are heterogenously grouped and are at a range of levels beginning with a first grade reading ability. For these children reading is an ongoing battle. As you might imagine, reading instruction is very challenging for both the student and the teacher in this situation. We use a leveled library system in our school which means that the children choose books that are at their reading level during independent reading. Many of the children ask me regularly when we will be receiving other books that they can read independently. This is very frustrating for these children. I often send students down to a second or third grade classroom to borrow books but often they are ashamed and embarrased and refuse to borrow books from teachers they have had in the past who know them and know that they have reading disabilities. We received a mayor's library last year but the problem is most of the library is for higher level readers. Many of my students want to read these books but cannot comprehend the literature. What we really need are books at a lower readability level so the majority of the class have books that they can read fluently and with full comprehension. The books that I have researched and chosen are series books that are of high interest to the students such as "Frog and Toad" and the "Arthur" series. These books are very popular among children in elementary school. They have characters who face challenges and can often be realted to issues children face day to day. We have a 90-minute literacy block every day and the children get to read books independently that are at their level. These books would benefit these children greatly and help them to succeed and reach their full reading potential without the burden of visiting a second grade classroom. These resources will be used for years to come as well as this year. The books that we would like are available at Barnes and Noble. We would be extremely grateful if you would take our proposal into consideration!!!

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Puppy • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
First Sleepover • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
Perfect Christmas • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
Halloween • Barnes & Noble $6.99 1 $6.99
Arthur Underwear • Barnes & Noble $6.98 1 $6.98
Birthday • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Pet Business • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Thanksgiving • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
DW Flips • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Tooth • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Family Vacation • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Christmas • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Writes a Story • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Camp Disaster • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Valentine • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Lost and Found • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Baby Sits • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Teacher Trouble • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Goes to Camp • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Lost Diary • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Meets the Presidents • Barnes & Noble $5.95 1 $5.95
Scare Your Pants Off • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Makes the Team • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Locked in the Library • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Big Blow Up • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Stolen Bike • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Race To Read • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Mystery Envelop • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Crunch Cereal Contest • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
11th Inning Stretcher • Barnes & Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Tricks the Tooth Fairy • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Arthur and the New Kid • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Glasses for DW • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Mrs. Hoppers House • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Troulbe • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Sneaky Clackers • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Hiccups • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Bedtime Thumps • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Arthur Clean Your Room • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
First Kiss • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Wild Wind • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
and the Forever Sea • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Best Day of All • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Cold Shivers • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Arhtur's Eyes • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Wild Goose Chase • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Back to School Surprise • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Halloween Costume • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Take the big test • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
and the Starry Night • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Snowman Plan • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
And the Happy Cat • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
School Pet • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Fire Drill • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Jelly Beans • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Arthur in a Pickle • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Long Weekend • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Annie's Good Move • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
and the perfect pet • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Careful Cousin • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Reading Race • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
In the Green Time • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Family Trees • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Tall Tree House • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
In the Sparke Days • Barnes & Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Best Coach Ever • Barnes & Noble $3.95 1 $3.95

Materials cost

$319.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$378.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.03

Total project goal

$461.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.26

3 Donors

-$409.00

Donations toward project cost

-$379.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$53.20

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$0.00

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