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Mrs. Moore from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where's My Just Right Book?

The cost of various books, including Elisa in the Middle, Muggy Maggy, and Goodnight Owl, is $462, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $522 goal

This project expired on April 20, 2007.

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This is my third year teaching 3rd grade at a low income Brooklyn school, and although by this time I accumulated some books for our classroom library, it is still lacking in certain aspects. Children should be able to choose books that they read independently not only based on their interests, but also based on their abilities. Books have to be matched to readers, but not every child in 3rd grade matches with a third grade book. This year in particular, I have many students in my class who are below the level where they should be at this point in third grade and also many who are above. For these students, it is not always easy to find a book which is just right for them. A book should not be so easy for a child that it lacks a challenge altogether. But at the same time, the book can not be so hard that the child misses out on the story because of stumbling over every other word. Books that are on the right level for each student are what we are lacking in our classroom library. In our school, we use the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system and have a guide listing the levels of hundreds of current and relevant books. This guide is what I am using to put together this "wish list" for my class of books that I know will match the levels and interests of my students. It will be an amazing addition to our classroom library. The students are periodically assessed and always know what their current reading level is. Not all the books the students read are leveled though - I believe that when a student is truly interested in a book, it may be below or even slightly above his/her reading level. But nevertheless, the students have strategies for choosing the books that are just right for them. When they choose a book from our library, the students can open to any page in the middle of the book and start reading that page. For every word that they do not know on that page, they put down one finger on their hand. By the time they finish reading the page, they can tell by the amount of fingers they put down whether the book is just right, too hard, or too easy. 0-1 fingers down means that the book is not challenging enough. 2-3 fingers down, means the book is just right. 4-5 fingers down, means the book is too hard. I would love it if all of my students could find that just right book for themselves! Thank you in advance for helping to build our classroom library!

Mrs. Moore
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
On Top of Spaghetti Intervisual Books • Barnes and Noble $11.65 2 $23.30
There's a Nightmare in My Closet Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Great Little Madison Jean Fritz • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tidy Titch Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
George Shrinks William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Good-Night, Owl! Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
You'll Soon Grow into Them, Titch Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Building a House Byron Barton, Byron Barton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Dolphin's First Day: The Story of a Bottlenose Dolphin Manufactured by Soundprints • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Zoo-Looking Mem Fox, Candace Whitman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Night Noises Mem Fox, Terry Denton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Titch Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlie Needs a Cloak Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
A Friend for Dragon: Dragon's First Tale Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Designed by Mina Greenstein • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Elisa in the Middle Johanna Hurwitz, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Henry and Beezus Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Buzby: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Julia Hoban, John Himmelman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Benny's School Trip Manufactured by Steck-Vaughn Company • Barnes and Noble $5.22 1 $5.22
The Quilt Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Muggie Maggie Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Dance with Rosie Patricia Reilly Giff, Julie Durrell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Flunking of Joshua T. Bates (A Yearling Books Series) Susan Richards Shreve, Diane deGroat (Illustrator), Diane de Groat (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Gadget War Betsy Duffey, Janet Wilson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Different Dragons Jean Little, Laura Fernandez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Katie Did It Becky Bring McDaniel, Richard Hoit (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 2 $8.90
Danny and The Dinosaur (I Can Read Series) Syd Hoff • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Harry and The Lady Next Door (I Can Read Series) Gene Zion • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
Henry and Mudge and the Bedtime Thumps: The Ninth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers: The Sixteenth Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Book Series) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night: The Seventeenth Book of Their Adventures (Level 2, Reading Together) Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and a Very Merry Christmas Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and Mrs. Hopper's House (Henry and Mudge Books) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator), Contribution by Sucie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Goose Chase Cynthia Rylant, Carolyn Bracken (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin: The Thirteenth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I Saw You in the Bathtub and Other Folk Rhymes (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Alvin Schwartz, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Monster Manners (Hello Reader! Series) Beverly Collins, Jared D. Lee (Illustrator), Jared Lee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Grandma Mix-Up: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ghosts!: Ghostly Tales from Folklore (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Alvin Schwartz, Victoria Chess (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Big Max: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Kin Platt, Robert Lopshire (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
And I Mean It, Stanley: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Crosby Bonsall, Crosby Bonsall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
New House for Mole and Mouse Harriet Ziefert, David Prebenna (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Nicky Upstairs and Down Harriet Ziefert, Richard Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henny-Penny Harriet Ziefert, Emily Bolam (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Grizzwold: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Monster Math School Time Grace Maccarone, Marilyn Burns, Margaret A. Hartelius (Illustrator), Marge Hartelius (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Just Me and My Puppy (Little Critter Series) Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Absent Author Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Empty Envelope Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea:The Sixth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon: The Fourth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 4 Book) Judy Donnelly, Dennis Davidson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Next Stop, New York City!: A Polk Street Special, Vol. 0 Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Captain Cat: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Sydney Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Sydney Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Sydney Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend: The Eleventh Book of Their Adventures (Henry and Mudge Book Series) Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Just Me and My Babysitter Mercer Mayer, Grabbe, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.96 1 $2.96
Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter Series) Mercer Mayer, Grabbe, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.96 2 $5.92

Materials cost

$363.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$427.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.83

Total project goal

$521.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.26

1 Donor

-$491.54

Donations toward project cost

-$428.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.41

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$0.00

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