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Ms. Zangrilli from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BUT I DONT LIKE THAT BOOK and other tales of woe

The cost of this proposal is $332, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>. Books to increase the learning ability of students.

  • $345 goal

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I am a teacher in a very under resourced school in Brooklyn, NY. I teach a class of seventh-grade learning-disabled students. Not a single student came into my class reading on grade level. Some students read at or below a second-grade level. Throughout the year, I have struggled to find books that not only interest my students but also are appropriate for their various reading levels. This is difficult, but it is particularly difficult when students in seventh grade read at a second-grade level. The students refuse to read "baby" books (as they call them). So, we don't have a lot to choose from. However, I have found that these low level readers LOVE to read ... IF I can find books that interest them. Therein lies the challenge! My lowest readers are interested in sports, teen issue and series books. Unfortunately, they have exhausted my library! My goal is to feed their newly found reading appetites! My students progress is already apparent. Some readers have increased their reading levels by 2.5 years!!! My mission is to keep them engaged. The books that I am requesting will be invaluable tools that will truly benefit my students. Please help me to help my students fulfill their goals of becoming better readers. It is because of their inspired motivation that I keep teaching. On behalf of my students and all of my future generations of students, I thank you.

Ms. Zangrilli
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Days of Magic, Nights of War (Abarat Series #2) Clive Barker • Barnes and Noble $17.49 1 $17.49
The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality Michael J. Basso • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Teen Idol Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $15.20 1 $15.20
Go Ask Alice Book of Answers: A Guide to Good Physical, Sexual, and Emotional Health Columbia University's Health Education Program,Columbia University's Health Education Program Staff,Steinhart (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Chronicles of Narnia (One Volume) C. S. Lewis,Pauline Baynes • Barnes and Noble $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens Spencer Johnson • Barnes and Noble $13.96 1 $13.96
My Sister's Keeper Jodi Picoult • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy #1), Vol. 1 Jonathan Stroud,Jonathan Burnham (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
The Golem's Eye: The Bartimaeus Trilogy , Book 2 Jonathan Stroud • Barnes and Noble $12.56 1 $12.56
The Freedom Writers Diary: How A Group Of Teens Used The Power Of The Pen To Wage A War Against Intolerance Erin Gruwell,Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers,Foreword by Zlata Filipovic • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
It's My Life: Diary of a Teenage Girl, Vol. 2 Melody Carlson • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
Ready or Not: An All-American Girl Novel Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
All About Me for Teens: The Story of Your Life Philipp Keel • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke,Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
The Teenage Guy's Survival Guide Jeremy Daldry,Jeremy Daldry • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Bad Girl: Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent Abigail Vona • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Abarat Clive Barker • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Teen Angst? Naaah...: A Quasi-Autobiography Ned Vizzini • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Got Fangs? Katie Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
What's French for EW!? Katie Maxwell • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Black Book [Diary of a Teenage Stud], Vol. I: Girls, Girls, Girls Jonah Black • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Black Book [Diary of a Teenage Stud], Vol. III: Run, Jonah, Run (Black Book Series) Jonah Black • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Last Dance Tim LaHaye,Bob DeMoss • Barnes and Noble $1.99 1 $1.99

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