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Mr. Lavezzo from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What is it Like to Read a Hardcover Book?

My students need several hardcover book sets that include titles such as treasure Island and The Secret Garden that appeal to fourth grade curiosity.

  • $820 goal

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My Students

Teaching children in one of the most expensive cities in the country brings many unusual challenges. We currently have a disproportionate district system of school funding that is generously being supplemented by corporate donations. My students are not among the most socially or economically disadvantaged in my city, so they are often ignored. It is my experience that if kids can do anything if you give them the right tools. It is, therefore, my job to get them what they need to succeed.

My Project

In the past, I've read my one copy of a great story aloud. Then, they borrow my one copy to reread. It's not enough. . .

I could do so much more for them by simply having more sets of books to study.

I want to provide a community experience in reading for my students. I decided the only way to do this is by creating bookclubs. In this way, groups of students will read the same book. They will discuss, compare, and contrast each others opinions, and in this way the reading experience will be different and far more rich and beneficial.

Mr. Lavezzo
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • AKJ Education $18.24 7 $127.68
John Muir: Candlewick Biographies • AKJ Education $13.49 7 $94.43
A Boy Named FDR How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America • AKJ Education $13.13 7 $91.91
Greenglass House • AKJ Education $13.13 6 $78.78
A Doll For Marie • AKJ Education $12.40 6 $74.40
Cosmic • AKJ Education $12.40 6 $74.40
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
The Secret Garden • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42

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