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Ms. Mahood from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Good Book A Day Keeps The Teacher Away

My students need high interest books to keep them engaged during independent reading.

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. My schools is classified as an urban middle school.

Over 75% of the students in my school are on free or reduced lunch, and about one in four students receive English Language Learning services.

The diversity of the students brings many perspectives and angles to the classroom. However, the economic disadvantages can be limiting and hinder students who do not have resources outside of the classroom. These students can benefit and advance from the opportunity to use a variety of educational resources and learning modalities. Yet, the finances do not allow for that to be available in many cases.

Many of my students are coming into sixth grade reading well below grade level. This causes students to be disengaged and not passionate about reading. A lot of students also have a hard time choosing "just right" books. These students are falling even further behind thus increasing the educational gaps that are becoming all too common. Without these necessary resources, students are becoming increasingly more disengaged in the classroom. Having access to these resources opens up a world of learning would increase engagement and successful readers.

My Project

Independent reading is a major part of my class. We regularly start class with a few minutes of independent reading and students are pushed to read at least 20 minutes each night. Reading every day improves students' reading and comprehension skills. Students are given a choice in what they read, but I also steer them toward appropriate, but challenging books that align with their reading level. Creating a classroom library with appealing books that students can check out to read at home is necessary to encourage my students to read.

An engaging classroom library filled with high interest books will help foster a love for reading.

Since my students will have access to a variety of popular, relevant, intriguing books, students will be more apt to read. The more my students read, the more progress they will make in their reading skills, which will help them in all subjects.

Ms. Mahood
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Spy School Collection: Spy School; Spy Camp; Evil Spy School • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3 (Bookmark inside!): Story Thieves; The Stolen Chapters; Secret Origins • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
A Snicker of Magic • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
The Novice: Summoner: Book One (The Summoner Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Ratscalibur (Chronicles of the Low Realm) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story (I Funny) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
I Funny: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goodbye Stranger • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thirteen Chairs • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (I Funny) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! • Amazon Business $4.61 1 $4.61

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