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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="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $169 goal

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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

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This project will reach 17 students.

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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

$107.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$138.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.38

Total project goal

$168.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.76

1 Donor

-$159.14

Donations toward project cost

-$139.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.37

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$0.00

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