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

Choice-Based Novel Studies

Help me give my students an assortment of titles from which they can select a novel that sparks interest.

  • $249 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach English to enthusiastic 7th graders every day! My students' reading levels range from 3rd - 12th grade. Students are allowed to select their own books for independent reading.

Some kids beg to read longer than the allotted 15 - 20 minutes each day, and, of course, this makes a teacher's heart smile!

Many students say this is their favorite part of English class.

My Project

I am fortunate to have a collection of books on the shelves in my classroom from which my students can select based on interest. My classes are afforded 15-20 minutes a day to read independently the books they want to read.

This project can help me integrate small-group novel studies for a more balanced approach to literacy.

My colleague next-door has great success with implementing this differentiated reading instruction, and I am inspired to explore new strategies to meet the diverse needs of my students.

As small groups read the same novel, student-led discussions foster student independence and allow for collaboration and communication. Middle schoolers are masters at socializing, and this format allows them to talk to classmates while growing as readers.

Mrs. Briggs
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 6 $47.94
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.64 6 $45.84
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $7.29 6 $43.74
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $6.79 6 $40.74

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