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Ms. Hunt from Baytown TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books on Board

Help me give my students a diverse set of books that will help foster a love for reading in my classroom.

  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is in a low socioeconomic environment that serves a student population in which the majority of my students are at-risk and receive free or reduced price lunch. As a teacher of middle school students, it is imperative that I come up with creative ways to create eager and excited readers and writers in my classroom. All my students need are the right materials and a little creativity. In an age where technology is everywhere, it is important that I provide opportunities that strengthen their literacy skills without relying solely on technology. Having all of the materials accessible will help me create a safe classroom environment where the focus is solely on learning and growing.

My Project

Diverse sets of books in my classroom will serve various purposes. First, these books will help me create a culturally responsive learning environment that meets the needs of all of my students. Additionally, access to such a diverse set of books extends the classroom beyond the limitations of its four walls. Students will be able to read various stories with characters and experiences that they can relate to. At an age where many of them no longer have a love for reading, I feel that it is my responsibility and duty to remind my students how rewarding reading can be.

Having a plethora of books in my classroom will also create multiple learning opportunities in which I can use books as mentor texts.

With books as mentor texts, I can teach my students how to identify and use author's craft as a guide to help them become better readers who will also become better writers and better learners.

Ms. Hunt
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades 4-6 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) - Box of 20 titles / Grades 4-6 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $37.89 1 $37.89
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $10.48 2 $20.96
For Every One • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
As You Wish • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 2 $12.58
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
No Fixed Address • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Illegal • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Blended • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89

Materials cost

$334.73

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.57

Total project goal

$443.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.82

2 Donors

-$235.00

Donations toward project cost

-$199.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.25

match offer

-$208.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.32

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$0.00

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