You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. A. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

YEAH - Reader's Workshop Time!!!

The cost of Guided Reading Sets for Stone Fox, The Chalk Box Kid, Pedro's Journal, and Donovan's Word Jar from Scholastic Teacher Store and the Earth Science Earth Rocks On Deck Reading Library from Rigby/Harcourt Achive/Steck Vaughn is $157, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach fourth grade at a Chicago Public School in the Woodlawn neighborhood. I am so lucky to have a class size of only 17!!! (I know, how abnormal is that???) I want so badly to be able to start guided reading with my students during our reader's workshop block in the mornings. My students would benefit an incredible amount by sharing my attention with just 4-5 other students, and the other students in the class would benefit because it would really push them to become independent learners/readers during guided reading time. Here is the one main issue stopping me from having guided reading - sets of 5-6 books ON MY STUDENTS' DIFFERENT READING LEVELS. I tend to have 6 books that are way too low, or six books that are way too high for my students, but I am really, really, really lacking in books that are at a level that is JUST RIGHT for my fourth graders. I am asking for 5 sets of 6 books to start my guided reading time with my students in 2006. The sets will be varied by reading level, but they will all be high-interest books that will help my students understand how to make inferences and connections with texts that they are reading. This will benefit me because I will be able to implement guided reading - a great strategy for increasing student literacy levels; this proposal will also benefit my students because it will give them more of that very much needed small-group, personal time with their teacher.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. A. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
On Deck Reading Libraries - Earth Science Earth Rocks • Rigby/Harcourt Achive/Steck Vaughn $37.00 1 $37.00
Guided Reading Set Level P - Stone Fox • Scholastic Teacher Store $18.50 1 $18.50
Guided Reading Set Level L - Pedro's Journal • Scholastic Teacher Store $18.50 1 $18.50
Guided Reading Set Level M - The Chalk Box Kid • Scholastic Teacher Store $16.50 1 $16.50
Guided Reading Set Level N - Donovan's Word Jar • Scholastic Teacher Store $16.50 1 $16.50

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[22063],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":32727,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":17,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. A.","authorIds":{"22063":{"owner":"Ms. A.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[32727],"proposalHash":"-1920687334","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":35574,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":22063,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}