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Mrs. Stoddard from Farmington UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Choosing What You Love and Loving What You Choose

Help me give my students easy access to quality, age-appropriate literature so that they not only read, but love reading. Probably the most exciting book in my cart is The Tripods Collection, a series to be devoured.

  • $548 goal

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My Students

My students come from a wonderful area just north of a large metropolitin city. The city is full of historically-significant architecture and the neighborhoods are full of families who can trace generations back in the same town. Other families have made the choice to live in this quaint town with literally tree-lined streets and corner shops downtown. The town has just recently graduated from having one stop light to seven as businesses have recognized the area for the gem that it is.

My students are very hesitant to read assigned books in their English class.

In an effort to mitigate their hesitation, I would like to offer them more choices in the way of age-appropriate books. I want to see them excited about books, carrying them around to all of their classes. I want them to celebrate finishing an entire book on their own. I want them to catch a passion for reading. Doing so at the Jr. High level will pay huge dividends in high school, in college, and throughout their entire life as they navigate our advanced, but still verbal, world.

My Project

Having high-quality, age-appropriate literature in my classroom will not only encourage the students to read, but it will give them the ability to choose their own books. Being assigned a book to read often creates resentment in students and they decide to dislike a book before even opening the first page. Allowing the students to select their own reading material will encourage them to find subjects and authors that they find interesting which will increase their reading skills as they read more and more quickly.

As a child, my mother read to me and as I got older, she would give me books as gifts.

Christmas afternoon was always spent in my room with a new book. Allowing me to read at my level made me feel confident and successful. Allowing this same experience for my students will give them the confidence they need to level-up in reading year after year. Help me give these wonderful students positive reading experiences over and over again.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 246 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tripods Collection: The White Mountains; The City of Gold and Lead; The Pool of Fire; When the Tripods Came • Amazon Business $22.23 1 $22.23
Project Sweet Life • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Single Shard • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Refugee • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Other Victims Pa (Sandpiper) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Echo • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Prisoner B-3087 • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
The Seventeen Second Miracle • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Walkabout (New York Review Books Classics) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Pretties (Uglies) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Redwall • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Slave Dancer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
You Bring the Distant Near • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The River (A Hatchet Adventure) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind (Shabanu Series) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
Ugly • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery • Amazon Business $8.04 1 $8.04
Witness • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Beyond the Bright Sea • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Rumble Fish • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
Running Out of Time • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The People of Sparks (The City of Ember Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Holes (Holes Series) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Shadow of a Bull • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
The Report Card • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Tuck Everlasting • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Whirligig • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Nothing But The Truth • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seedfolks • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Pigman • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Something Upstairs • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Nightjohn (Sarny) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Rascal (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Peak (A Peak Marcello Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Oliver Twist • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Wringer (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Wish • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09
On the Wings of Heroes • Amazon Business $3.09 1 $3.09

Materials cost

$416.80

Vendor shipping charges

$11.96

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.06

Total project goal

$547.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.07

7 Donors

-$541.60

Donations toward project cost

-$465.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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