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Mrs. Stegall from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can We Pick the Newbery Winner?

My students need new, high quality books for our Newbery Challenge.

  • $349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Next year I will have a classroom of 5th grade self-contained gifted and talented students in the largest inner-city school district in Ohio. My students are part of our district's academically gifted and talented program. My classroom is diverse with students coming from all parts of the district.

Students learn best when instruction and learning match their learning style.

My readers make connections between the past and the present while seeking to change the future. Many are vocally passionate about the books they are reading and want to read more.

My students see the value in tough conversations and are not afraid to share their views. The compassion and empathy they have for others are amazing. So much of this has been built through their experiences with diverse literature.

My Project

Every year I provide my students with newly published children's novels. Their quest is to see if they can choose that years Newbery Award winner. This is a challenge, since there are so many good books that are published each year.

My students use the Newbery criteria, that the Newbery committee uses, to analyze the books that they are reading and see which books fit the criteria.

My students can't stop talking about the books that they are reading and they encourage others to read the same books so that they can talk about them. Even my struggling readers challenge themselves to read the books their friends are reading. This project has joined my class together and I am excited to do it again next year!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Good Dog • Amazon Business $15.77 1 $15.77
Hurricane Child • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Without Refuge • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
The Sky at Our Feet • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
The Lost Rainforest #1: Mez's Magic • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Never That Far • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Bob • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Winterhouse • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Like Vanessa • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Out of Left Field • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Mad Wolf's Daughter • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
The Girl with More Than One Heart • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Smart Cookie • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Unicorn Quest • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70

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