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Mrs. Rogers from Lancaster SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Because We Need Books

Help me give my students examples of rich, award-winning text to enrich their literacy instruction.

  • $728 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are, in one word, AMAZING! They certainly aren't perfect, but they are willing to try and dig in to do hard work. It's been a journey to get them there, but it has been a joy to experience with them.

My classes have learned to respect making mistakes and to learn from them.

One way to become better readers is to give in to the fact that reading text once isn't enough. Close reading strategies are imperative. We strive to read text no less than three times using annotation to truly understand text. WOW! Their discussions and written responses have expanded, and I have the pleasure of experiencing goosebumps when I listen or read their ideas. They are truly Twenty-First Century learners who strive for a strong future.

Our school is on the edge of a rural town in a rural state. Our school community consists of students from many ethnic backgrounds, and our ESOL population is large. We have some students living in poverty, and we have some who live in high-income homes. We are truly a diverse village!

My Project

The books chosen for this project are high-quality, high-interest text that will allow my students to both read for individual pleasure and understanding and allow for collaboration and writing. Text titles including One Crazy Summer, The One and Only Ivan, Bridge to Terabithia, and Hatchet will provide my students with opportunities to delve into rich, diverse text. As of right now, we have a VERY LIMITED classroom library. I am new to this school, and this classroom has, by-far, the most limited resources. Your funds will allow my students to be enveloped with rich, real-world, enjoyable text for years to come.

Research has proven that discussing text is crucial for deep understanding.

I have chosen two copies each of several award-winning texts that my students will devour as they read and discuss on the path to understanding new perspectives and ideas.

Mrs. Rogers
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mud City (Breadwinner) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Parvana's Journey (Breadwinner) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 4): Return to Doom Island • Amazon Business $9.54 2 $19.08
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 3): Robots Revolt • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
Navigating Early • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
True Legend • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Whittington • Amazon Business $7.83 2 $15.66
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 2): The Invisible Invasion • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.40 2 $14.80
Scat • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Paperboy • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Hoot • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sophie Washington: The Snitch (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Sophie Washington: Things You Didn't Know About Sophie (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
Flush • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $6.71 2 $13.42
The Family Under the Bridge • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98

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