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Ms. Smith from Toledo OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Club Bound!

My students need book club books! I want my learners to have choice in what they read. Allowing them multiple options will encourage them to become life-long readers.

  • $584 goal

This project expired on November 24, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I can't imagine my life without my sweet students. I am so looking forward to the first day of school this August, where I know I will be given hug after hug from my past kiddos! My learners come to me at all different reading levels, but that is part of the fun challenge of finding the right book for them!

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is getting to connect with my kids.

I have them write in a journal every day, and being able to see their ideas about the world is a special gift. No matter how difficult their past or current home life is, I love being able to share in the little daily moments they describe in their writing.

My Project

Seeing my students connect and relate to a main character in a novel is an amazing feeling. By giving them so many choices in genre, writing style, and types of main characters, I know even my most reluctant readers will be itching to pick up a new book.

With the new texts like, "Miles Morales, Spider-Man," I cannot wait to see the joy on my boys' faces at seeing a character who looks like them, and a comic book-even better!

Having new and high interest texts will help me reach as many students as possible. Getting Middle-Schoolers excited about reading is no easy feat, but this list of new books will surely help me out:)

Ms. Smith
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
After the Shot Drops • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Well, That Was Awkward • Amazon Business $8.79 4 $35.16
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $11.48 3 $34.44
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
NEED • Amazon Business $8.63 3 $25.89
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
The House of the Scorpion • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Four-Four-Two • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Lockdown • Amazon Business $7.48 3 $22.44
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) • Amazon Business $5.59 4 $22.36
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Edge of Extinction #1: The Ark Plan • Amazon Business $6.63 3 $19.89
A Crack in the Sea • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Willa of the Wood • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19

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