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Ms. Reamer from Alexandria VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Am I Alone? The Life of an Adolescent

Help me give my students a selection of stories offering varied perspectives on overcoming the challenges in the life of an adolescent.

  • $407 goal

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My Students

My students need a variety of choices when it comes to high interest but low level books. Our population hails from numerous countries, speaks more than a dozen first languages and experiences every walk of life. In spite of their differences, these learners share a desire to gain literacy, grow academically and graduate from high school.

My students look around our classroom and see a reflection of the world, but they don't understand that others have struggles and insecurities, too.

The books in this collection will serve to provide them with alternatives lines of thought and open their eyes to how others might overcome challenges.

My Project

This project serves two purposes. First, literacy in a second or third language is best served through a wide selection of high-interest, low-level books from which students can choose topics they like. Additionally, this project will add numerous memoirs and fictional stories about the life of an adolescent.

My goal in this project is to build a culture of reading that will transcend our classroom community and develop a love of reading that will last my students' lifetime.

By providing a variety of high-interest/intermediate-level book choices within our classroom library, we can meet the disparate needs, interests and reading levels of our most apprehensive readers.

Research has proven that choice reading programs encourage students to select books they enjoy and drive a desire to read everyday. These choices will also extend into our writing program. Students will select and produce book projects that matter to them. Throughout this process, teachers will provide authentic guidance, feedback and support. Thank you for your interest in our classroom library project.

Ms. Reamer
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seven (the Series) (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $52.11 1 $52.11
The Crucible • AKJ Education $10.95 3 $32.85
Deported • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Three Little Words • AKJ Education $11.96 1 $11.96
A Big Dose of Lucky • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
The Unquiet Past • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Small Bones • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
About That Night • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Teeny Little Grief Machines • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Bad Blood • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
If You Really Loved Me • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Misjudged • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Tia; Diva • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Time of Courage • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
To Die For • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
I'll Be There • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Marty's Diary • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
A Boy Called Twister • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Stranger • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
To Catch a Dream • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Bang • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Breaking Dawn • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Guilt Trip • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Dark Suspicions • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Quality of Mercy • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Between Heaven and Earth • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Case of the Cursed Chalet (Detective) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
No Way to Run • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Dimes to Dollars • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Black Widow Beauty (QR1) • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Barge Ghost • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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