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Mr. Aguilar from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books!

My students need 36 books for my literature circle time.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students who are motivated to read are more successful in school. Some day these students will look back at their school experience and I want them to look back with great tales of motivation and inspiration.

My school is located in the community of South Central Los Angeles.

We are the home of the Lions where we always say, "Never, Never Give Up." I have 31 wonderful students that come to school ready to work and do their best. Our class logo is "Dedication - Hard Work." They come with a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, foster and migrant, to name a few. My students love to be at school and enjoy learning, especially when the activities involve STEM. Many of them are already planning to become engineers, scientists, mathematicians, etc.

My Project

I need these books for Literature circles. I want them to be exposed the the best literature we can expose them to and to the greatest extent possible. Literature circles and reciprocal reading groups is a very effective strategy to transform the comprehension of struggling readers but it doesn't work if the students are reading boring texts. I will create groups of four for each literature group. They deserve the best.

Studies show that students who read perform better in all subject areas and have an advantage on standardized tests.

My students desperately need to improve their reading fluency. By introducing them to these books, I hope to create a bridge that will lead them to a life-long enjoyment of reading. So please help me out!

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

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Dreamer • AKJ Books $6.56 6 $39.36
The Neverending Story Michael Ende, Ralph Manheim, Roswitha • AKJ Books $5.83 6 $34.98
Julie of the Wolves • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O''Dell, Lois Lowry (Introd • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Treasure Island (Classic Starts Series) Robert Louis Stevens • AKJ Books $5.07 6 $30.42
Journey to the Center of the Earth • AKJ Books $3.64 6 $21.84

Materials cost

$187.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.96

Total project goal

$279.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.76

2 Donors

-$279.76

Donations toward project cost

-$237.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.96

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$0.00

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