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Ms. K. from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Summer Book Bags for At-Risk Readers

My students need access to a variety of high-interest books to read over the summer in order to continue to improve their literacy and language skills and prevent " summer slide."

  • $391 goal

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My Students

My students need access to a variety of high-interest books to read over the summer in order to continue to improve their literacy and language skills and prevent "summer slide."

My school can be described as a global learning community, with approximately 40 home languages and cultures represented in preschool through 6th grade.

Our classrooms are very reflective of the diverse experiences and needs of our school. It can be estimated that approximately 25% of students receive English Language Learner services, approximately 25% receive free or reduced lunch, and 11% of students receive special education services in the 2017-2018 school year.

My Project

Research indicates that students who don’t read or read infrequently during the summer break see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. For students from low-income families, studies suggest that if they don’t read over the summer, they are much more likely to fall behind, widening the “achievement gap.”

The “summer slide” can be avoided by ensuring that children have access to engaging books and are able to read every day.

This project is intended to help put as many engaging books into the hands of at-risk and low-income students as possible so that they will feel encouraged and motivated to read every day over the summer months. Book bags will be created for students, based on their interest and reading ability. Students will be able to take their books home to read over the summer.

Ms. K.
Grades 3-5

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level M Fiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.88 1 $94.88
Guided Reading Collection: Level M Nonfiction (20 books) • AKJ Education $94.42 1 $94.42
The Mummy at Midnight • AKJ Education $17.99 2 $35.98
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? A Math Adventure • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
The Bald Eagle • AKJ Education $5.80 3 $17.40
Graphic Flash: Ropes of Revolution The Boston Tea Party • AKJ Education $4.56 3 $13.68
The Basket Counts • AKJ Education $4.37 3 $13.11
Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark True Adventures Of Eugenie Clark • AKJ Education $3.64 3 $10.92

Materials cost

$297.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.63

Total project goal

$390.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.89

5 Donors

-$390.89

Donations toward project cost

-$332.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.63

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$0.00

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