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Mrs. Parsons from Sauk Village IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Making of a Great Reader

Help me give my students great books to read, from graphic novels like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries series, to National Geographic titles, to books that highlight important events in history.

  • $681 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach third grade students in a low-income area. My classroom is a co-taught classroom with both general education students and students with special needs. They love to read, however many of them have limited exposure to good literature.

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.

—Frank Serafi

My students love learning about the world around them, and nothing does that better than a good book!

My Project

The books I have chosen will continue to enhance the print-rich classroom that I strive to create. My classroom library is a place that my students really enjoy. We have our community time there in the morning, where we discuss the day's events and I read a story to them. My students take turns sitting in the library during independent reading, and they can't wait until it's their turn! I chose these books with my students in mind-they often read similar titles, or wait for weeks for some of these books to be returned to our school library. Having new books in our classroom library will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With the variety of books I have chosen, my students will be able to find interesting books to read independently at their own grade level.

The variety ensures that students will find a book that interests them. The best way for students to improve their reading and comprehension skills is to read a variety of books. My students will be very excited to receive these new books!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid,Rodrick Rules,The Last Straw,Dog Days,The Ugly Truth,Cabin Fever,The Third Wheel,Hard Luck • Amazon Business $61.54 1 $61.54
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Dork Diaries x 10 title set: Dork Diaries / Party Time / How to Dork your Diary / Pop Star / Dear Dork / TV Star / Skating Sensation / Holiday Heartbreak / OMG / Once Upon a Dork • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.55 1 $22.55
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Stone Angel • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Through My Eyes • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Boxed Set: (My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; The Seaquel; Fins of Fury) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Stink: The Absolutely Astronomical Collection: Books 4-6 • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Ninja Farts: Silent But Deadly (The Disgusting Adventures of Milo Snotrocket) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Darn Squirrels! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Favorite Animals Collection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Predators Collection: Readers That Grow With You • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Planet Earth Collection: Readers That Grow With You • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Ocean Animals Collection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Creepy Crawly Collection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
National Geographic Readers: Cutest Animals Collection • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Those Darn Squirrels Fly South • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
The Red Umbrella • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$540.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$578.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.07

Total project goal

$680.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$680.47

7 Donors

-$670.47

Donations toward project cost

-$569.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.57

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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