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Mrs. Hammer from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support My Fifth Graders to Read on Grade Level!

My students need to read engaging and relevant texts that are on their current reading level.

  • $590 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from Columbus, OH are in fifth grade and primarily come from low income backgrounds. They are currently reading grade levels behind, but are still set to persevere and get on grade level before the end of their fifth grade year.

My students LOVE books but sometimes find that reading texts on their current grade level can be extremely challenging and frustrating.

They want to read engaging, culturally relevant and appropriate books for their own personalities and interests.

They helped me create a list of books they would like to see in our library. Every hand was raised when I asked students what books they wanted to see in our classroom.

My Project

By contributing to my classroom library, you are promoting the power of reading to my students. You are helping them defeat all odds and read on their current grade level by the end of the year. You are supporting a love of reading in ALL students.

My students understand the power of a book and love to carry their books around.

They get so excited when they get new books, especially that they can read. Graphic novels have been successful with my students. Last year, they couldn't put down the Lighting Thief and I would love to get the sequels!

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 3 $32.07
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 2 $29.14
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 3 $28.44
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 2 $21.88
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School • AKJ Education $10.91 2 $21.82
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 6: Cabin Fever • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Double Down • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
Written and Drawn by Henrietta (TOON Level 3) • AKJ Education $9.45 2 $18.90
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Three: The Titan's Curse • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
Sisters • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
On the Court with...LeBron James • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Fast Break • AKJ Education $14.34 1 $14.34
Sea Change • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Orpheus and the Underworld: TOON Graphic Mythology • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Oedipus Trapped by Destiny: TOON Graphic Mythology • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Taking Sides • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Stephen Curry • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Theseus and the Minotaur: TOON Graphic Mythology • AKJ Education $11.34 1 $11.34
Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 2 - Rodrick Rules • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Stargirl • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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