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Ms. Espinosa from San Juan TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Reluctant Readers Into Royal Readers!

My students need high-interest books such as Diary of Wimpy Kid (which Scholastic indicated as the #1 Most Read in 3rd grade) as well as Dork Diaries, I Survive, and more.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on October 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of a charter school that values, advocates and prepares students for college success. Yet, most of my students come from underserved communities where they do not have adequate reading resources at home. Over 90% of families select English as the second language spoken at home. Knowing the barriers language and literature deficiencies can have on the success of a child, it is important that my classroom fosters a culture of hard working and passionate readers.

We learn, through literature, the very thing that stops us ("It's too hard" or "I'm not that good at it") is the very reason we must continue.

My Project

It's not a secret that most struggling readers who enter a reading classroom are already at a disadvantage. Yet it is my personal goal to transform every reluctant reader into intrinsically motivated readers. How? A highly engaging classroom library!

It has been my greatest achievement watching the power of one thoughtfully selected chapter that can change the life trajectory of a student.

Year after year, I've seen boys (and girls) not budge when I ask them to select a chapter book, "too many words!" they begin. The series selected in this project such as Junie B Jones and Bad Guys serve as a gateway for these struggling readers. The graphics in Captain Underpants and the easy to follow plot of Dork Diaries gives students the confidence to try more complex texts.

Ms. Espinosa
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junie B. Jones Books in a Bus (Books 1-28) • Amazon Business $87.16 1 $87.16
My Weird School 21-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $51.17 1 $51.17
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, OMG, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Big Nate Series Collection Lincoln Peirce 6 Books Box Set Gift Pack (Big Nate on a Roll, Goes for Broke, the Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, Flips Out, in the Zone) • Amazon Business $42.05 1 $42.05
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $36.20 1 $36.20
The Complete Ramona Collection: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona and Her Father, Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Ramona Forever, Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, Ramona's World • Amazon Business $30.81 1 $30.81
The Judy Moody Uber-Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 10-Book Box Set • Amazon Business $26.90 1 $26.90
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.93 1 $24.93
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48

Materials cost

$469.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.43

Total project goal

$596.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.20

3 Donors

-$282.13

Donations toward project cost

-$274.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$273.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$232.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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