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Mr. Giacche from Endicott NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Activating the Minds of Middle School Readers

My students need a classroom library with a great selection of books!

  • $634 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a diverse group of 8th grade English students that are creative, thoughtful, and unique. My students have different learning styles and different needs. They take pride in their work and work hard to create a comfortable forum of learning for everybody.

My students explore a lot about themselves and the world around them through the literature we read and through the projects they complete.

My students love to express what they have learned in creative ways. They enjoy working in different settings and using technology as part of the learning process.

My Project

One of our goals every year is get reluctant readers excited about reading. These books will provide students access to some of the best contemporary young-adult books. Our students have multiple opportunities for independent reading throughout the year and they display the knowledge they learn from books in creative ways. Updating and improving our classroom library will help us accomplish our goal creating ravenous readers! Students will have everyday access to a wide variety of novels that will introduce new, exciting plots, characters, and conflicts. These novels will take our middle school students' imaginations to places far beyond the classroom. They will become stronger readers and better thinkers!

Mr. Giacche
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.35 2 $18.70
The Librarian of Auschwitz • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Camp So-And-So • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 2 $12.74
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Warcross • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Well, That Was Awkward • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Making Bombs for Hitler • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Paper Chains • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Saving Marty • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (And Put It Back Together Again) • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
The Beginning of Everything • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Exact Location of Home • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Moxie: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Prodigy (Legend) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Elizabeth and Zenobia • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
My Brigadista Year • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Girl in the Blue Coat • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Champion • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Midnight Star (A Young Elites Novel) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Legend • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Courage for Beginners • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Code Name Verity • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Young Elites (A Young Elites Novel) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
When Friendship Followed Me Home • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Connect the Stars • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
What Elephants Know • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Saving Lucas Biggs • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Like Magic • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
The Rose Society (A Young Elites Novel) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14

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