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Ms. Jones from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Clubs for the Win!

Help me give my students highly engaging young adult books for book clubs!

  • $993 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 8th-grade students. They are polite, respectful, energetic and dedicated to doing their best every day. Eighth grade is the transition and bridge year to high school, and my students are aware of the importance of this critical point in their education. Many of them are stepping up with better grades and a better attitude than in their two previous years of middle school due to maturity and a realization that college is near.

My students are passionate 21st-century learners at a California Distinguished School.

Some of my students come from affluent households and some come from the other extreme. The students have all had access to high achieving schools and exemplary teachers in our school district coupled with rigorous educational standards. Despite the varied financial backgrounds from which they come, these students have forged deep friendships and relationships with one another. Within the classroom walls, these students will stop at nothing to support one another in becoming successful, just like a family! The work ethic, stamina, and perseverance that my students possess are‚Äč inspirational and a positive foundation that I want to ensure they carry on with them to high school and beyond.

My Project

The young adults in my classroom need to read books in book clubs so that they can discuss the big ideas with one another in order to gain a wider and deeper understanding of the book. Putting the same books in the hands of a small group of readers is vital for increasing reading levels among readers and stretching their ability to talk about their thinking that comes from the reading.

The power of small book clubs of 4-5 students each in my classroom has proven to be the most beneficial way to teach reading skills, critical thinking skills, and accountable discussion skills.

Research also shows that the amount of reading required in college is between 800 and 1000 pages, so establishing a reading habit with peers is one important benefit from the book clubs that makes that particular college expectation not so hard to reach.

In conclusion, my students need multiple copies of recently published young adult literature to read in book club settings. The book clubs serve as a foundation for learning reading skills, practicing discussion techniques and applying the literacy common core standards for mastery.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Still Alive • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Game Changer • Amazon Business $12.88 5 $64.40
Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee • Amazon Business $13.76 4 $55.04
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 4 $55.00
How She Died, How I Lived • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
The Lonely Dead • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $10.79 5 $53.95
Focused • Amazon Business $10.50 5 $52.50
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 5 $52.45
Everyday Matters • Amazon Business $11.71 4 $46.84
Downsiders • Amazon Business $9.32 5 $46.60
Posted • Amazon Business $7.59 5 $37.95
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe • Amazon Business $8.39 4 $33.56
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon Business $7.48 4 $29.92
This Is Where It Ends • Amazon Business $5.49 5 $27.45

Materials cost

$735.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$843.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.91

Total project goal

$992.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$992.75

6 Donors

-$940.11

Donations toward project cost

-$801.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$138.77

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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