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Ms. T. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Boys: Capturing Reluctant Boy Readers

My students need 28 high interest, low-level books so that they can improve their literacy skills.

  • $343 goal

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My Students

Teenage boys don't like to read. However, if you give a teenage boy a book at his level about a topic he likes, he won't put it down.

My students are 10th grade high school students who live and attend school in an urban city in California.

Over 60% of my classes are composed of teenage boys. These boys love playing video games, riding bikes, and playing sports. But, they hate to read. For many, reading is not something they are very good at. In fact, over half read far below grade level. Also, most of my teenage boys come from immigrant families that do not have the resources to help them improve their reading skills. In order for these boys to improve their literacy skills, they have to practice reading and I, as their teacher, have to provide them with a variety of books at their levels that they will enjoy reading.

My Project

To achieve this goal, I have selected a series of low-level books that feature topics teenage boys will love to learn about. These books target all the things they love - video games, riding bikes, and sports. They also are written at levels that they will be able to read. Once these books make their way into my classroom, I will be able to match each of my teenage boy reluctant readers with a book that they can read at their level. By reading their "personal" book, these students will gain confidence, develop reading skills, and have fun.

By contributing to this project, you will help a reluctant teenage boy to improve his reading skills.

My teenage boys will even finish reading books! This will build their confidence and have a deep, lasting impact on their educational career. Literacy is a gateway to high school graduation. By providing my students with these books, you will help a student take steps toward graduating and becoming a lifelong reader.

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Ms. T.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5) [Paperback] • AKJ Books $51.80 1 $51.80
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
How to Improve at Soccer • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Play Soccer Like a Pro • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Eyewitness Soccer Hugh Hornby, Dorling Kindersley Publishing • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Soccer Duel • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Soccer Halfback Matthew F Christopher, Larry Johnson (Illust • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Soccer Hero • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Bicycle Repair • AKJ Books $18.46 1 $18.46
Skateboarding! John Crossingham, Bobbie Kalman • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Skateboard Renegade: Is Image Everything? Matt Christopher, • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Extreme Sports • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Great Moments in Basketball History Matt Christopher • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Skateboard Tough Matt Christopher, Paul Casale (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Long-Arm Quarterback Matt Christopher • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Eyewitness Great Musicians • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
A History of Hip-Hop: The Roots of Rap Thomas Hatch, Timothy • AKJ Books $6.66 1 $6.66
Making a Recording • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Extreme Sports Richard Platt, Mary Ling (Editor) • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti Scape Martinez • AKJ Books $20.69 1 $20.69
Graffiti • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Tattoo • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Tattoo • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Preening, Painting, and Piercing • AKJ Books $21.46 1 $21.46

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