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Mrs. Keisler from Ladson SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, and More Books!

My students need a variety of high-interest realistic fiction novels to increase their stamina and love for reading!

  • $236 goal

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My Students

My students come from various economic and social backgrounds. They are very energetic and have many different learning styles. It is very important to me to do everything that I can to reach every student. Our school is a Title I School, and many students have very little support at home. I work hard to make the most of their time with me. I have very high expectations for my students. Many of them begin the school year behind. It is my goal to have all students reading and performing at grade level or beyond by the end of the school year.

This is accomplished by having high expectations, encouraging students to be the best, and providing them with authentic learning opportunities that will keep them interested and motivated to learn.

My Project

My students need high-interest realistic fiction books to analyze, and increase their stamina and love for reading. We are using the Lucy Calkins reading units to deepen our understanding of reading and analyzing. We have been focusing on themes and character development.

Through these wonderful units of study, students have developed stamina and a genuine love for reading.

Studies show that a student's reading increases the more they read. I would love to be able to provide my students with a wide variety of books to choose from to make them not only better readers, but to help develop that love for reading from here on out!

Mrs. Keisler
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Pax • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lunch Money • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr Poppers Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Weslandia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
SPHDZ Book #1! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher A Magic Shop Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Crenshaw • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Dunderheads • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Swindle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Cricket in Times Square • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramona the Pest • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Pie • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Punished • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Waiting for the Magic • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.05 1 $5.05
Julian's Glorious Summer • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Dear Mr. Henshaw • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Clementine • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Jake Drake, Bully Buster • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fourth Grade Rats • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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