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Mr. Reynolds from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Buy My Kids These Books!

My students need books that they have personally requested to read!

  • $239 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful, intelligent and hard working group of young men and women who never cease to impress me.

Many of them came to our school fleeing hardship.

Almost half the students are Haitian and came to Orlando following the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. Most of the Hispanic students that make up the other 47.9% of the school are Puerto Rican and came to Orlando due to PR's economic crisis and the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. As a result, you are just as likely to hear Spanish or Haitian Creole spoken in the hallways as English.

Although many of my students struggle with the language barrier, they embrace our creed and are committed to getting their reading levels up through daily independent reading.

My Project

The difference between success and struggle in high school, college and beyond is a student's reading level. Although numerous studies have shown that the best way to increase reading level is to simply read as much as possible, my district's curriculum focuses on dissecting short excerpts in an effort to improve students' analytical skills.

The only way for students to have meaningful, extended reading practice is to have them read at home; which means giving them books that they're excited to read on their own!

For this project, students were given the opportunity to browse for books on Amazon. After some discussion and debate, the students settled on a final list that most of them were interested in reading. It's an eclectic mix of lower-level novels like those from the "Middle School" and "Lunch Lady" series, higher level novels like those from the "Unwind" series and graphic novels from their favorite Marvel movies like "Black Panther" and "Infinity Gauntlet"!

Mr. Reynolds
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ultimate Unwind Collection: Unwind; UnWholly; UnSouled; UnDivided; UnBound (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $34.64 1 $34.64
Deadpool by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection Volume 3 • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Black Panther Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $23.79 1 $23.79
Infinity Gauntlet • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Special Edition • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Getaway • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Middle School: Save Rafe! • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Rise of the Wolf (Wereworld) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Max The Mighty • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute: Lunch Lady #1 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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