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Ms. Gee from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Three Cheers for Chapter Books

Help me give my students culturally-relevant chapter books that are at their 'just right' level.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a reading specialist, and my students are kinder through second graders who are struggling to become proficient readers and writers. My students work with me individually and in groups so they can accelerate their learning and catch up to grade level. All of my students qualify for reduced-cost lunch. Most of them are learning to speak English as a second language. Some of them live in challenging home environments. But despite the obstacles in their lives, many of my students will have success in their specialized literacy program and gain lots of lost ground by the year's end.

My Project

Emerging readers LOVE chapter books. The books requested for this project are special chapter books that have been carefully leveled by experts and contain a "just right" balance of repeated and new words. Even better, this book collection tells about characters from culturally diverse backgrounds. These books will not only help my students extend their reading skills, but also introduce them to characters with whom they can really relate. The set contains 90 books (6 copies of 15 titles) and will be used in my five small groups (3-4 students in each) to accelerate both reading and writing skills.

Many of my students come from households that do not prioritize literacy, but everyday at school, they get quality time that is specifically devoted to discovering and exploring books.

Donations to this project will help enhance the literacy journey of these early readers.

Ms. Gee
Grades PreK-2
  • Brentwood Academy
  • E Palo Alto, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Second Grade Collection - Classroom Library (90 books) • Townsend Press $180.00 1 $180.00

Materials cost

$180.00

Vendor shipping charges

$8.27

State sales tax

$16.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.90

Total project goal

$279.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.34

3 Donors

-$204.34

Donations toward project cost

-$173.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.65

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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