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Mrs. Kelly from Mooresville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for the Kids Who Hate Books!

Help me give my students interesting, engaging books. I've loaded my cart with a diverse offering, with varied lexile levels for our literary circles, to draw in the most reluctant readers. Thank you for your interest!

  • $687 goal

This project expired on April 10, 2019.

This project expired on April 10, 2019.

My Students

I love my diverse students! I teach Honors, Inclusion, and College Prep students currently. Many walk into my classroom immediately saying they "hate English" or "hate reading". My goal is two-fold.

First, I want students to walk out at the end of the semester saying, "This is the first English class I actually enjoyed!"

Secondly, I want my students to realize how important good grammar, decent writing skills, and the ability to read any text will be to them, not just next year, not just throughout high school, but for the REST of their life.

I have joined to build my classroom library of engaging and new books!

My Project

I am hoping to build a classroom library, with your help, to grow our literature circles so all levels of readers are engaged. This is why you see multiple copies of specific texts including I'll Give You the Sun, Every Falling Star, How I Resist, The Kite Runner, All American Boys, and The Hate U Give.

Students will have three or so titles to choose from for their circles.

After reading, they divide into circles and discuss the reading. This grows literacy and leadership, as they get to choose, and they facilitate their own discussions.

I love seeing the spark in my student's eyes when they realize there IS a book written just for them!

Thank you for supporting my classroom and public education!

Mrs. Kelly
Never Before Funded Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • AKJ Education $13.99 10 $139.90
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $11.38 10 $113.80
The Kite Runner (10th Anniversary) • AKJ Education $11.20 10 $112.00
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 10 $76.90
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.60 2 $29.20
How I Resist • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I'll Give You the Sun • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Every Falling Star • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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