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

Take Students on a Literary Adventure

The cost of 27 copies of the books "Drive By" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and 54 Student Composition books is $575, 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>.

  • $575 goal

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As a 5th grade teacher, part of my students' literacy experience is to read chapter books with story lines that begin to develop plot, character and setting in greater detail. Such a step can appear to be a daunting task for many readers to undertake. This is why I believe it is important that we take that adventure as a class several times throughout the year. Choosing books that the students want to read, but may be just beyond their independent reading level, asks students to take on the challenge with fellow classmates. The rewards are self-confidence as a reader, as well as being provided a cherished item that the student can keep in their own personal library. With it they will be able to share their joy of reading with younger siblings and friends. Working in a low-income school on the south side of Chicago, it is hard to place the burden of purchasing these books on the parents. This is why I am turning to the kind donors of Donors Choose to ask that the last two books that we will read for the school year be funded. From the reading inventories the students have filled out at the beginning of the school year, I have chosen the books: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K.Rowling and "Drive-By" by Lynne Ewing. In addition, I am asking for two composition notebooks for each student to keep separate notes of their journey with each book. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Mr. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Educational Services $6.10 27 $164.70
Drive By • Barnes & Noble $4.99 27 $134.73
COMPOSITION BOOK,10X7-7/8,80-SHEETS,WIDE RULED -- Ampad Composition Notebook; Wide Ruled • Quill Corporation $1.92 54 $103.68

Materials cost

$403.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$471.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.50

Total project goal

$575.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.00

3 Donors

-$554.26

Donations toward project cost

-$471.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.04

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$0.00

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