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Mrs. Laferriere from Southington CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caution! Book Flood!

Help me give my students books to flood the classroom and to provide opportunities for falling in love with various series and genres.

  • $596 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school students are big-hearted and curious about the greater world around them. Our middle school houses roughly 800 students, and these students will go on to attend a high school of over 2,200 students next year. Book clubs provide a small community within a large school system.

Books provide students a way to learn about the world around them and learn about themselves.

Better yet, when kids become readers, they crave more books by authors and series they love, more experiences, and more knowledge!

My Project

In a world of flashy video games and social media, hooking kids into a good book can be a challenge; however, the thirst for a flood of high-interest, high-relevance reads is apparent when talking to my students. They want to read about relationships, peer pressure, and bullying. Books are an opportunity for my students to express themselves in a safe, supported environment. Furthermore, research shows that the most students read, the stronger readers students become. The access to more books means improved fluency, rate, decoding, encoding, and vocabulary; thus, once a student is hooked into a particular series, author, or genre, it is imperative to have more like that title for them to turn to. Thus, this DonorsChoose.org project was created. Many of the titles are sequels to other books the students enjoy or are in the genres of graphic novel or prose poetry because these have enticed even my most reluctant readers.

Picture this: three students bite into chocolate munchkins, hold the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and make plans for when they are going to read the next book in the series.

There are various clubs scattered throughout the room; they point to lines in the text, hold their tongues to not talk over one another, and look one another in the eye while scoping out similar reads on the library shelves. With your help, my students will be forever thankful to become more literate citizens and see reading as a process instead of a one-time event. Thank you SO MUCH for considering to help my students and spread the book flood!

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Knockout • Amazon Business $11.72 3 $35.16
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family • Amazon Business $11.00 3 $33.00
Real Friends • Amazon Business $10.81 3 $32.43
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 3 $29.67
Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $9.59 3 $28.77
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.19 3 $27.57
Shark Girl • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Locomotion • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $8.98 3 $26.94
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 3 $26.40
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 3 $26.40
Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children • Amazon Business $8.08 3 $24.24
Treasure Island • Amazon Business $6.30 3 $18.90
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 • Amazon Business $5.92 3 $17.76
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Wordsworth Classics) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics) • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
House Arrest • Amazon Business $3.40 3 $10.20

Materials cost

$469.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.35

Total project goal

$595.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$595.65

1 Donor

-$297.82

Donations toward project cost

-$253.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.67

match offer

-$297.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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