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Ms. Israelsen from Northglenn CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Battle of the Books

My students need 20 books.

  • $464 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Battle of the Books was canceled at the district level due to budget cuts. My students wanted to continue the program and started a grass roots effort in our school to continue the battles. If we can get these books, we will be able to continue this program on a limited basis in our school.

We are a magnet school that focuses efforts on acceleration and gifted and talented students.

This population is often neglected in school because of their abilities. Our school offers a unique place where these students can come together and thrive in a higher level environment.

My Project

Middle school students came together during their lunch and have come up with this engaging list of different genres to read, study and prepare to do battle. They wanted this so much that they started the club themselves. Seeing their enthusiasm, several teachers decided to give up their lunch time to meet with the students. With this list of books, we will be able to continue this enrichment. Let the Battles Begin!!!

Students are able to compare and contrast these titles in a rich discussion as they prepare to battle and show their ability to draw conclusions and engage in higher order thinking as they work together in teams.

Ms. Israelsen
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Series #1) Orson Scott Card • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection Trenton Lee Stewart • AKJ BOOKS $14.36 2 $28.72
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Secret Agent During World War II!: A Perilous Mission Behind Enemy Lines John Malam • AKJ BOOKS $23.55 1 $23.55
You Wouldn't Want to Be a 19th-Century Coal Miner in England!: A Dangerous Job You'd Rather Not Have John Malam, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • AKJ BOOKS $24.79 1 $24.79
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Slave in Ancient Greece! Fiona Macdonald, David Salariya, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • AKJ BOOKS $24.79 1 $24.79
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Suffragist!: A Protest Movement Thats Rougher Than You Expected Fiona MacDonald, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • AKJ BOOKS $24.79 1 $24.79
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Servant: A Thankless Job You'd Rather Not Have Fiona MacDonald, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • AKJ BOOKS $23.55 1 $23.55
You Wouldn't Want to Be a World War II Pilot!: Air Battles You Might Not Survive Ian Graham, David Antram (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $24.79 1 $24.79
Ender's Game (Ender Wiggin Series #1) Orson Scott Card, Orson Scott Card (Introduction) • AKJ BOOKS $21.25 1 $21.25
Goose Girl Shannon Hale • AKJ BOOKS $15.39 1 $15.39
Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice Series #2) Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow Bartoletti • AKJ BOOKS $15.03 1 $15.03
The Search for WondLa Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.30 1 $12.30
Scumble Ingrid Law • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Toads and Diamonds Heather Tomlinson • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan • AKJ BOOKS $14.61 1 $14.61
The Westing Game Ellen Raskin, Ann Durell (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Guinness World Records 2011 Guinness World Records • AKJ BOOKS $16.07 1 $16.07
The Dead and the Gone (Life As We Knew It #2) Susan Beth Pfeffer • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83

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