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Mrs. Barry from W Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Change Lives Forever

My students need highly engaging novels for choice reading--novels that will peak their interests and help develop their imaginations. With these books, my middle school reading intervention students will become lifelong readers and learners.

  • $313 goal

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My Students

My reading intervention students are amazing and many have overcome so much adversity in their short lives. Our school is a Title I school, and 95% of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, while 100% of my students are reading at least two grades below reading level. As a reading intervention teacher, it is crucial that I provide them with the most engaging and positive reading experience in order to get them to where they need to be with reading and have successful futures.

"What we learn becomes a part of who we are." The books donated to our classroom library would enhance my middle school students' learning experience.

We are in need of highly engaging novels to allow my students to imagine, grow, and enjoy reading. I know that with the right books, we can turn reluctant readers into lifelong learners and readers.

My Project

These novels will make a significant impact in the learning of my reading intervention students. Right now, my classroom library does not have new, highly engaging novels that peak my students' interests--a lot of them are old. I need current books that will motivate my most challenging readers. I teach reading intervention and although we have various ways of reading (programs online and other direct instruction books), my students need actual books they can pick out during choice reading time.

I know these novels are what my students need to help them become engaged readers and to help them find a true passion for reading over their entire lifetime.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
This One Summer • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Skeleton Tree • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Time Bomb • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Scar Island • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Stung • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rules • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Harris and Me • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: The Sports Pages • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Guys Read: Funny Business • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sticks & Stones • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Guys Read: Other Worlds • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
When Friendship Followed Me Home • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Guys Read: True Stories • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
Guys Read: Heroes & Villains • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Honest Truth • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Testing • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Tears of a Tiger • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Schooled • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
Guys Read: Thriller • Amazon Business $2.78 1 $2.78

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