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Ms. Turner from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders

Help me give my students books that will help them gain confidence in order to be future leaders!

  • $885 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a fourth-grade teacher at a Title I school in Newport News, Virginia. At my school, we departmentalize, so all fourth-grade students use my classroom library. We have a very diverse group of students who truly want to learn. They are students who truly do want to succeed; however, many are struggling readers and do not have access to supplies or books at home. During the school closures, this has become more evident. The only books they are exposed to are the books they have access to at school. It will be crucial to have a wide variety of books for them to be exposed to when they return in the fall.

I truly believe in today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

My students have the ability to achieve their dreams and to become leaders in their community; however, they need books on their level to get them there and to help them develop confidence.

My Project

These books will help me enhance my classroom library and provide my students with a rich variety of diverse books. Students having access to a variety of books will encourage them to continue reading and to explore many different types of books-- including books with characters that they can relate to. The books that will be purchased are on various reading levels and include popular series like Dog Man, Geronimo Stilton, Dork Diaries, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. These books include a wide range of characters and cultures.

By providing students with books on their reading level, with diverse characters and cultures, they will gain the confidence needed to learn how to love reading and to be future leaders.

Often struggling readers do not enjoy reading, because it is hard for them to find books that are appealing to them and engaging. They will often try to read books that are not on their level and can quickly become frustrated and start to doubt their abilities as students.

By providing books that are both appealing to students and are on their level, they can truly become confident and learn to enjoy reading. This, in turn, will motivate them in helping them realize that they can do anything that they set their mind to. My goal in my classroom is for my students to leave every day knowing that I am rooting for them and supporting them. I want them to realize that they are capable of what they set their mind to and achieving their dreams.

Ms. Turner
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (14 books) • AKJ Education $164.69 1 $164.69
Dork Diaries (13 Books) • AKJ Education $136.09 1 $136.09
Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels (10 Books) • AKJ Education $73.26 1 $73.26
Thea Stilton (10 Book Set) • AKJ Education $67.27 1 $67.27
Geronimo Stilton (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $59.79 1 $59.79
Dog Man (7 Books) • AKJ Education $57.23 1 $57.23
Totally True Adventures (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $26.64 1 $26.64
Junkyard Wonders • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be on Apollo 13! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil War! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Explore With Lewis and Clark • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Extreme Weather! • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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