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Mrs. Tavolacci from Wake Forest NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Books Make Eager Readers: Middle School Library Funding

My students need great reads to choose from. As a charter school with no "library" teaching literature in workshop style requires lexiled books for students to choose.

  • $528 goal

This project expired on November 19, 2011.

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My Students

Self-selecting quality literature is they key to building strong reading stamina and valuable skills needed for success in all areas of education. Learning about world and yourself as a middle school reader through books is a powerful experience.

My students are 7th and 8th graders who do not have the advantage of a school library or librarian.

We learn through a hands on approach in our curriculum based on Aristotle's motto - "We learn by doing." In learning to read well and to enhance other core subjects like social studies or science, students are required to read a variety of genres throughout the year and we rely heavily on donations, parent purchases, or the limited resources we already have on head.

My Project

Contemporary, compelling literature about the world is essential for middle school readers. With a full classroom library of books specifically chosen to enhance other core areas such as social studies and science, students will be able to learn and enjoy reading with a variety of choices and ease of access within the classroom library. Having the best fiction and nonfiction texts readily available to share and use will be an important component in continuing to develop our middle school literacy program.

This project is my passion - being able to expose children to the best literature and matching a student with the perfect book that they can really connect to and learn from.

It is inspiring for both teacher and students and can be truly life-changing, especially for reluctant readers. As they continue to be drawn to reading and realize the value and importance of a good book, they will develop strong literacy skills that will benefit them for the rest of their academic career.

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This project will reach 108 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anne Frank and Me • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Ashes of Roses • AKJ Books $5.07 3 $15.21
Bread and Roses, Too Katherine Paterson • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Lyddie • AKJ Books $5.45 3 $16.35
Letters from a Slave Girl • AKJ Books $4.67 2 $9.34
My Brother Sam Is Dead (Mass Market) • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
My Brother''s Keeper: Virginia''s Civil War Diary, Gettysburg, • AKJ Books $3.89 2 $7.78
Of Nightingales that Weep • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Or Give Me Death • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Shades Of Gray • AKJ Books $4.67 3 $14.01
Red Cap • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Red Moon at Sharpsburg • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
The Shakespeare Stealer Series: The Shakespeare Stealer/Shak • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Two Girls of Gettysburg • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Uprising (HC) • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Woods Runner Gary Paulsen • AKJ Books $12.47 2 $24.94
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War Ina Chang • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Boys War • AKJ Books $6.98 2 $13.96
Edgar Allan Poe • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee • AKJ Books $14.78 1 $14.78
Invincible Louisa • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Lincoln Photobio • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Mill David Macaulay • AKJ Books $7.76 2 $15.52
Secrets Of A Civil War Submarine • AKJ Books $14.78 1 $14.78
The Bite of the Mango • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
What the World Eats Faith D''Aluisio, Peter Menzel (Photograp • AKJ Books $17.93 2 $35.86
Behind the Curtain • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Snatched • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Steinbeck''s Ghost • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Headless Cupid • AKJ Books $5.45 3 $16.35
The Penalty Mal Peet • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Bottle in the Gaza Sea • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Catching Fire • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03

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