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Ms. Ranchel from Saint Francis WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Days!

Help me give my students high interest books to spark their love of reading!

  • $446 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title I school which means that a majority of my students come from low-income families. Half of our students are open enrolled which means the school receives less funding from the state for their seats. While there is some variance year to year, I typically teach mostly juniors and freshmen. Every year juniors take the ACT exam - which is an incredibly important exam.

Even though they face many challenges, my students can succeed.

With the right opportunities and resources made available to them, I believe they will advance!

My Project

I plan to use these books to continue to build my classroom library. In my classroom, independent reading takes place all year long. For this reason, it is important that I secure high interest reading materials from a variety of genres and for varied reading levels.

I try to inspire students to discover (or rediscover) a love for reading by matching them with a book they enjoy.

I definitely think of it as a match-making process and I know that once a student finds a book (or series; or author; or genre) they enjoy, they'll continue reading on their own.

In my classroom independent reading is facilitated in a variety of ways. Sometimes there is an assessment or work associated with their reading and other times it is for pure enjoyment. Some research suggests that offering reading in a variety of formats leads to broader success in the classroom. All in all, though, I hope that my students achieve what renowned English teacher and speaker, Kelly Gallagher, calls "reading flow." Reading flow is what happens when a reader is so immersed in a book that the time passes without said reader even noticing; this is what seasoned readers experience all the time. Beyond the grading, assessments, and checklists, I want my students to experience reading flow!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $39.78 1 $39.78
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
All American Boys • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Two Can Keep a Secret • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
What We Buried • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Genuine Fraud • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
More Happy Than Not • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Papillon (P.S.) • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
A Man Called Ove: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
I Am the Messenger • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Stolen • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Cruise Control (Stuck in Neutral) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
After Tupac and D Foster • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wild Bird • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
90 Miles to Havana • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Notes from My Captivity • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Boot Camp • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
Boys without Names • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71

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