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Mr. Roberts from Brandon MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building A Class Library Of Books Students Want To Read

My students need books they want to read and these are some of their recommendations.

  • $419 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I will be teaching this school year are accelerated level students who seek out challenges. They perform at a high level in everything they do and it is my challenge to push them further than they think they are capable of going. Many of them are great readers but gave up their love of reading for other things because many of them do not get any say in what they read in class.

My students don't know yet how much more they will enjoy reading before the coming school year is over.

Most of them have spent much of their education, particularly from middle school on being told what to read. I want them to reconnect with the first and second grade versions of themselves that loved books back when they got to pick them. They don't hate reading like many of them say they hate being told what to read. This year, that changes. This year, they get to choose. With that freedom of choice, I plan to turn my students into readers who know what they like and make time in their electronic, social-media filled days to get lost in the pages of books they select.

My Project

The books this project will provide will help grow the classroom library of books I have available to students. They will be crucial to the success of the independent reading time I will be providing students most days in my class. Instead of requiring certain books that all students must read, I am going to offer them a wide variety of choice so they find something they truly want to read.

Without choice, there is little to no motivation to complete something.

Research show that giving students choice in what they read, gives them a sense of ownership over their own learning and motivation to finish it. This makes them more likely to actually read the book instead of relying on other students or online summaries to get enough of an idea about the book to pass a test. Using the books from this project, I hope to use this feeling of ownership students develop, to turn them into engaged readers. Students will also benefit from being exposed to a wide variety of viewpoints and experiences the authors provide through their writing.

Mr. Roberts
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
Artemis: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Red Queen • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Solo (Blink) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Backfield Boys: A Football Mystery in Black and White • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Leviathan Wakes • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Final Four • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Ready Player One: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library Novel) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Swagger • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Girl With All the Gifts • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Invasion • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Caraval • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
A Court of Thorns and Roses • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Foul Trouble • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ink and Bone (The Great Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
On the Devil's Court • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Throne of Glass • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Last Shot: Mystery at the Final Four (The Sports Beat, 1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Side Effects May Vary • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Change-Up: Mystery at the World Series (The Sports Beat, 4) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Cinder • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics (The Sports Beat, 6) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

Materials cost

$299.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$355.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.73

Total project goal

$418.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$418.18

11 Donors

-$293.32

Donations toward project cost

-$249.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.99

Matching donations from our partners

-$124.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$106.13

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.73

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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