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Ms. Del Dotto from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Young Aged High Level Readers

Help me give my students books for kids who are at the reading level of young adult but are not old enough to read about some things in the young adult books.

  • $687 goal

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My Students

We are a school on the far northeast side of Chicago where 100% of the students receive free lunch. Due to the lack of funding, I am not able to buy any new books for my 6th grade Language Arts classroom. We are trying to improve test scores and prepare for the new Common Core assessments, but we do not have the resources we need. Our students are wonderful and work extremely hard. They often comment on our lack of quality reading materials, and it is easy to see their disappointment. As I add more high interest books to our library I'm finding my high level readers are complaining they don't have anything to read

Our classroom library needs more age appropriate high level books.

Imagine being in 6th grade and having a high reading level, but all books at a high reading level aren't appropriate for you to read! We need more choice of high interest high level books in our classroom library. Students are expected to read at school and at home, but there is never enough books in our library!

My Project

These books are books for kids who are at the reading level of young adult but are not old enough to read about some things in the young adult books. My students are only in 6th grade and not ready to read the young adult content that many of the high level books contain. My high students are already starting to complain about the lack of high level books in our classroom library. They have already read the ones I have. As a former 7th and 8th grade teacher, I had to remove many of my higher level books when I moved down to 6th grade. It's time to replenish those books!

Ms. Del Dotto
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Five Kingdoms Complete Collection: Sky Raiders; Rogue Knight; Crystal Keepers; Death Weavers; Time Jumpers • Amazon Business $63.69 1 $63.69
The 39 Clues Complete Boxed Set 1-11 and Digital Cards • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Gallagher Girls Box Set Collection By Ally Carter - 6 Books Set • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $39.64 1 $39.64
The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Paperback Collection • Amazon Business $32.60 1 $32.60
Love's Affliction • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
The Invisible Game: Mindset of a Winning Team (eSports & Competitive Gaming, Dota 2, League of Legends, CS:GO) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Geek Abroad (Geek High) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Revenge of the Geek (Geek High) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Summer of the Geek (Geek High) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Geek High • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Scumble • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Switch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Ghost in Me • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Purple Pup • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Rivalry: Mystery at the Army-Navy Game (The Sports Beat, 5) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Flyte (Septimus Heap, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Septimus Heap, Book Seven: Fyre • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Septimus Heap, Book Six: Darke • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Septimus Heap, Book Five: Syren • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja 2: Pirate Invasion • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2) • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Septimus Heap, Book Four: Queste • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Savvy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Physik (Septimus Heap, Book Three) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat, 6) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Last Shot: Mystery at the Final Four (The Sports Beat, 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Surviving Moose Lake (Kids vs. Nature) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Surviving Desert View (Kids vs. Nature) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Surviving Horse Island (Kids vs. Nature) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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