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Mrs. Drake from Smithfield VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Series of Book Series’

Help me give my students the unmatchable joy of finding that perfect book!

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a second-year teacher working with about 70 8th graders. We are from a rural area, and the majority of my students come from low-income families. As with most teenagers, my students struggle to enjoy reading. I have 25-30 minutes of silent reading time every single class period, because like anything, to be a better reader, you must practice.

I am looking for lower lexile books that are still high interest and have mature content.

By growing my classroom library with these types of novels, I am hoping to motivate my more apathetic readers and even find that “one” book that ignites their love or reading.

My Project

When it is nearing the end of the school year, the routines you set in place early on seem to lose their luster. I am always looking for ways to spice up reading time and furthermore, reach those handful of students that haven't quite found their love of reading yet. I want to add books to my classroom that support lower lexile readers, but still house the more mature content that my students are interested in.

There is no better feeling than when a student comes to you, asking for a book recommendation.

This shows they care about your opinion and trust that you know them well enough to pick out a book that will resonate with them. It is even better when they fly through the book and ask you again.

Mrs. Drake
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 76 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluford Series 20-Book Boxed Set (Books 1-20) • Amazon Business $74.77 1 $74.77
Olympians Boxed Set: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Hades, Poseidon & Aphrodite • Amazon Business $43.35 1 $43.35
The Ultimate Unwind Collection: Unwind; UnWholly; UnSouled; UnDivided; UnBound (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #2) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Elsewhere: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22

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