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Ms. Gooding from Port Angeles WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Literacy Circles that Wpw!

My students need sets of engaging books for literacy circles. The titles selected above are engaging and address the complex issues many students deal with today. For example, Butter deals with the theme of online bullying.

  • $777 goal

This project expired on August 15, 2018.

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My Students

As an eighth grade language arts and history teacher, I teach in a rural community called Port Angeles. My students are, for the most part, from hard-working blue collar families and are used to movement, working with their hands, and a lot of activity. Our school has a 60% free and reduced lunch rate, and so many of my students live in poverty. In addition, many of my students don't get much sleep and come to school exhausted; others struggle with ADD and ADHD. Others are athletes who simply need to stand up, move, and wiggle. Regardless of all this, my students blow the state test scores out of the water and score 20% above the state average. They are hard working, committed students.

My Project

Students are more inclined and inspired to read when they have friends to hold them accountable! I'm looking for classic YA titles, 8 books of each title, so I can put students in small book clubs, and they can read, learn, study, and explore together. These books will challenge, inspire, and offer lots of brilliant reading options to students, while still providing them rigor and challenge. With the funding, I will order a variety of texts, both classics (To Kill a Mockingbird) as well as newer Young Adult fiction (like Boy 21 and Butter). Thank you for blessing students with the guided gift of literacy!

Ms. Gooding
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.98 8 $103.84
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 8 $86.32
Guantanamo Boy • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.25 8 $74.00
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
Butter • Amazon Business $6.63 8 $53.04
Boy21 • Amazon Business $5.50 8 $44.00
Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) • Amazon Business $4.99 8 $39.92
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.17 2 $18.34

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