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Mrs. Womack from Lynchburg VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Life Long Readers

My students need a variety of high-interest books with characters, stories, and facts that they can connect and engage with.

  • $348 goal

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My Students

One of the toughest things to do as a reading teacher is to foster a love of reading that will encourage and inspire students to become life long readers. My school is nestled into a tight-nit community where they have little access to relevant, intriguing books. Most of the books we do have are outdated or portray characters and story lines that my students have a tough time connecting with.

My students crave a variety of high interest books that will fuel this love of reading.

In order for my students to continue building their love of reading, we need a classroom library that provides them with books across various topics, genres, and reading levels. They need books where they can see relate with and connect to the characters, settings, and stories. They need books that can spark meaningful conversation and even constructive disagreements. Our classroom library needs a major boost in order to put books that the children will fall in love with into their hands.

My Project

Students will be able to walk into our classroom library and feel like they have a variety of books to choose from instead of digging through ancient, irrelevant titles that are older than they are. Students who are reluctant to read or are just starting to develop of love of reading need to be able to read books that are interesting, engaging, and relevant to them. The more that they are able to connect with the characters or learn information that they find useful and interesting, the more likely they are to see reading as enjoyable instead of as a chore.

Mrs. Womack
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $36.40 1 $36.40
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Terrible Two Go Wild (The Terrible Two) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scarecrow • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
P.S. Be Eleven • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Terrible Two • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Snow • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
In November • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Full Court Pressure (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
On Point (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Mr. Popper's Penguins • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Kickoff Blitz (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
Ginger Pye • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
The 6th Grade Nickname Game (repackage) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
What Is the Super Bowl? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Beastly Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Danger in Ancient Rome (Ranger in Time #2) • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time #1) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Full Court Flash (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38
Cam Jansen & The Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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