More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Books At Students' Fingertips
My students need one Books on Wheels Mobile Library cart, a variety of fiction and non-fiction books including Lyddie, Letters From a Slave Gilr, Deadly Game Of Magic, Life as a Knight, World War II and Life as a Samaurai, White and Manila Drawing Paper, Sakura Pen-Touch Paint Marker, and a Sharpie Waterbased Paint Marker Set.
" Students will read if we give them the books, the time, and the enthusiastic encouragement to do so..." Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer
I want all of my students to have books at their fingertips to reach their forty book challenge, and to develop a life-long love of reading and learning.
I teach seventh grade English and World History at a Title One public school.
As a school that holds our students to high standards, we are challenging all of the students to read forty books from a variety of genres by the end of the year. My students are very enthusiastic about this challenge, but many don't have access to the quantity and variety of books for them to be successful. While we do have some funding for the school library, it is not enough to keep the shelves stocked with high-interest books. My own classroom library is sparse and in serious need of updating. I simply can't afford the amount of books it will take to give my students a fair chance at the challenge.
I will use the donations to create an inviting classroom library filled with fresh, high-interest books with a variety of genres and ability levels. I will organize the books in a student friendly way, by genre, using the bins that come with the cart I requested. By reading from different genres, students will increase their literacy even more than they would by reading the same genre. If I'm going hold my students to a high standard, then I need to have the resources for them to succeed.
In addition, I am requesting some paper and gold metallic pens for other literature and World History projects. The gold paint will be used for an Illuminated Manuscript project for World History, and the gold/silver sharpies will be used for an interactive reading response bulletin board. The art paper is for history projects.
The books, display cart, and art supplies will make all the difference in my classroom.
Students who discover a love of reading will open a gateway to learning and thinking. My hope is that they read more books than they have ever read before and, perhaps, some books that will even change their lives.
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