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Mrs. Ludwig from El Cajon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books, Books, Books! And More Books!

My students need high interest, independent reading books at all levels to help them develop their own passion for reading.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

How do you turn 180 sixth graders into readers? You provide them with high-interest, engaging books.

With over 79% of my students being economically disadvantaged and 17% with limited English proficiency, they enter my 6th grade English classroom facing many obstacles.

Unfortunately, many of my students have not yet discovered a love of learning and have little access to great books. Although my school does have a little library, I've noticed that many students simply will not take the time to seek out books on their own. By offering high interest books in my classroom, students have immediate access and no excuses! I offer in class silent reading, my own excerpt read-alouds, as well as opportunities for students to share a small portion of what they're currently reading with the class. All of these, in addition to access to great books at our fingertips, help my students develop their own passions for reading!

My Project

In Readers Workshop students are expected to read 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes. Access to interesting books of various reading levels is a must in keeping adolescents engaged in reading for that long of a time. My dream is for students to struggle to make a book choice not because there is not anything they want to read, but because there are so many books they want to try. My goal as a teacher is to make kids better readers, and I am able to do that when I can provide students with great books.

My classroom library is the most important part of my room.

It is where students come together to read and discuss books and develop a love of reading. Students who excel at reading become more successful in life. Contributing to my classroom library will put my students on the path to success.

Mrs. Ludwig
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries (13 Books) • AKJ Education $135.33 1 $135.33
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 1 $114.82
Shadow Children (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $43.35 1 $43.35
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Max the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 3 $15.30
Everything, Everything • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Darkness Before Dawn • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Tears Of A Tiger • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28

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