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Mrs. K. from Highland Park NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Create Readers

My students need high interest new books to keep them reading. The more titles I can hand them, the more chance I have of hooking a reader.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

My students are typically struggling students, who start the year as self proclaimed non-readers. They are often those who have failed standardized tests or been failed by the system.

By trying to pair each student with the right books, I can foster an interest in reading with an end goal of helping develop a life-long love of reading.

Many of these challenged students have never seen the world outside their own town. Helping them expand their background knowledge can lead to an appreciation of reading and open up whole new worlds of opportunity and exploration.

My Project

Books, books everywhere. Many of my students do not own books. In my classroom I want to have books everywhere. Students who are self professed non-readers have not given reading a chance. If I can pair the right book with the right student, I have a chance of hooking interest and creating a reader. In order to do that on a regular basis, I need new titles that are high interest. I need several books to pack my book shelves so that options are available. They need to see books, books everywhere so they can pick up several and "try them on for size."

Mrs. K.
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Muhammad Ali: The King of the Ring: A Graphic Novel (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Without You: Book 1 in the Changing Hearts Series (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Way You Make Me Feel • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
As You Wish • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Girl out of Water • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Behind Closed Doors: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Picture Yourself Writing Fiction: Using Photos to Inspire Writing (See It, Write It) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Every Last Word • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
By Your Side • Amazon Business $3.85 1 $3.85

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