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  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. H.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

What's In Your Book Bag?

My students need 3 copies each of 12 high-interest teen fiction titles, including 4 books by Stephanie Meyer, along with a 5-shelf book shelf.

Multimedia students will begin filming a new broadcast titled "What's In Your Book Bag?", a book talk broadcast for high school students. To enhance student literacy across the curriculum multimedia students will read young adult age & age appropriate novels provided by your generosity. Students in teams of three will videotape segments about the novel. The team will edit the videotape, transfer it to DVD and deliver it to English teachers to play in their classrooms so other students can see which book titles might interest them.

Living in a poor socio-economic area, many of my students are faced with no hope. Having a great classroom library of books and reading area where can aspire their hopes and dreams is key to creating productive citizens. Students need books that have some type of connection to them. Students have shown great interest in the authors chosen. The students love the multimedia class and the videography. Filming book talks will increase interest in reading. Projects will include a book talk/book reading show that will be distributed via DVD to English classes and lower elementary grades.

A bookcase is needed as well as book titles. Students cannot always find what they are looking for at the school library or popular books are always checked out. Students need access to reading material they can identify with as well as enjoy. Reading will lead to better writing & more literate citizens. Videotaping book talks shows will put students up front to their peers encouraging others to pick up a book. The books & bookcase will serve multi-purposes. It will be an open library for students to choose books at will & serve as the backdrop for the filming. The additional bookcase will also house books provided to the class by a former co-worker that is no longer teaching & the new books that are purchased through your generosity. The books and bookcase will also create a backdrop appropriate to videotape. This area will be used to create a "Barnes and Noble" type reading center where students can read.

Your help with this project will ensure my students access to the latest in teen reading best sellers while enhancing their video skills by adding different projects to the curriculum. Whether students are entering the workforce or post-secondary education, good reading skills are essentials and your donation will make that possible for students that do not have resources for themselves to read excellent books.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Romiette and Julio • AKJ Books $6.10 3 $18.30
BOOKCASE -- Bestar Hampton Office Collection; 5-Shelve Bookcase • Quill Corporation $107.99 1 $107.99
Forged By Fire • AKJ Books $5.22 3 $15.66
Tears of a Tiger • AKJ Books $5.22 3 $15.66
Fallen Angels • AKJ Books $5.22 3 $15.66
Monster • AKJ Books $6.97 3 $20.91
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing Cornelius Van Helsing, Gustav De Wolff, Mary-Jane Knight, Philip Jacobs (Illustrator), Mike Peterkin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.99 3 $17.97
13 Little Blue Envelopes Maureen Johnson • Barnes and Noble $3.99 3 $11.97
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $14.94 3 $44.82
Twilight Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 3 $29.67
New Moon Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $9.89 3 $29.67
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer • Barnes and Noble $11.19 3 $33.57
Hoops • AKJ Books $5.67 3 $17.01

Materials cost

$378.86

Vendor shipping charges

$37.89

State sales tax

$22.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$466.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.29

Total project goal

$568.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.29

10 Donors

-$273.73

Donations toward project cost

-$232.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.05

match offer

-$274.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$225.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 10 other donors.

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