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Ms. Skinner from Greensboro NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We're Reading!

My students need primary level books to read independently but with adolescent subject matter.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach middle school students with a variety of reading problems often causing behavior issues as well. Their life experiences/vocabulary are very limited, as is their self-confidence. Most students are on free or reduced lunches, live in the projects and come from minority backgrounds. Few have traveled or participated in extracurricular activities.

Many of my students work extraordinarily hard to overcome multiple disadvantages.

Several participate in our classes' weekly after school Bike and Book Club. We read and then ride on donated/repaired bicycles. Through their special efforts, my students often earn community trips to plays, poetry readings, museum programs, "real" restaurants, farmers market, etc.---bringing back new experiences for our class to discuss, read and write about. This often results in major improvements in self-confidence, reading levels and behavior.

My Project

I have a few middle school students who are non-readers. They have recently learned several sight words, consonant and short vowel sounds so are just starting to gain confidence in their ability to read. These students are eager to read some books independently like their friends, but most books at their reading level are too immature.

We discovered this Real Kids Readers series which they are anxious to read because it deals with more middle school interest topics at their current reading level.

This series also has accompanying comprehension questions on the same online program that their peers are using in class so these developing readers are super anxious to begin reading these books and participate in the online comprehension program with their classmates.

Ms. Skinner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hop, Skip, Run (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Pet Vet, The (Real Kids Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Spots (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
No New Pants ! (Real Kids Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Tin Can Man, The (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Best Friends (Real Kids Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Big Ben (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
My Pal Al (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
My Camp-Out (Real Kids Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Dan And Dan (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.93 2 $9.86
I Like Mess (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.77 2 $9.54
Get The Ball, Slim (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.75 2 $9.50
Dress-Up (Real Kids Readers) • Amazon Business $4.69 2 $9.38
I Am Mad ! (Real Kids Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Wash Day (Real Kids Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
New, Kid The (Real Kids Readers, Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mud (Real Kids Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Like To Win ! (Real Kids Readers. Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$153.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.82

Total project goal

$232.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.11

6 Donors

-$232.11

Donations toward project cost

-$197.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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