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Mrs. Corle from Jenks OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Bonanza

My students need a variety of books that will encourage reading engagement!

  • $499 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are kids with serious tenacity and grit. Reading has never been easy for them, but they persevere and work hard to reach their goals and to become better readers. I love that moment when I have a student who “hates reading” find a book that they can’t put down. I love helping them develop a love of reading that extends outside of school. I had a student last year that hated reading due to dyslexia. She was embarrassed and was reading very far below her grade level. But when we focused on her strengths and not her weaknesses, we were able to put her in texts she enjoyed. My favorite memory is when a fellow teacher said to me, “I was in the cafeteria today and I saw Katie*. She had her nose in a book the entire lunch period. She never put the book down.” That is why I love my job. I can help kids discover their potential. They impact me so much and I am so grateful that I get to be a part of their story.

My Project

I have been doing a lot of reading about student engagement lately. Research shows that giving students a variety of choice in their reading allows for more engagement and ultimately less fake reading! Students are going to be engaged in books they are excited about reading. I am wanting to display different books for my students. I want to have books right at their fingertips. I want to give book talks over these books and I want students to be excited about the options they can find when they come see me. I want to have a vast library full of exciting books that encourage variety and readers choice. Mostly, by 5th and 6th grade, students believe they are “bad” at reading. I want them to become believers in the power that reading good books will bring them. I want them to fall in love with reading and realize that they just haven’t been introduced to the right books. They can do it—I want to help.

Mrs. Corle
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set • AKJ Education $73.00 1 $73.00
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
The Bicycle Spy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 1 $12.28
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
The Last Kids on Earth • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Middle School: Get Me out of Here! • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Middle School: Big Fat Liar • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tuck Everlasting • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Underland Chronicles #1: Gregor the Overlander • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Underland Chronicles #5: Gregor and the Code of Claw • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 1 $5.68
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
The Chocolate Touch • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79

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