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Ms. Dohner from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library for Independent Reading Program

My students need AR books at various reading levels and genres to meet their diverse literacy needs and interests. Every student can love reading with the right book!

  • $452 goal

This project expired on February 18, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students have extremely varied levels of reading ability and motivation, but I'm confident that each student can find a book that works for them! My hope is to provide them with a wide variety of books to explore.

Students are primarily low-income, latinos from immigrant families.

Our school fosters a culture of anti-bullying, good character and community building. I teach a 6th-grade elective class that is meant to foster literacy skills, college-readiness and socio-emotional development. We are currently exploring these topics through the book "Wonder."

My Project

Our students participate in the Accelerated Reader program through DEAR time. Three days a week our students read books silently at their independent reading level in their Advisory (homeroom) class. When they complete a book, they take a comprehension quiz and earn points towards an individualized reading goal. Students who reach their reading goal by the end of each semester are recognized and attend a banquet.

My hope for these materials is that they will build our classroom library and provide students with multiple options for books that match their Zone of Proximal Development in reading in order to allow ALL students significant improvement in their reading abilities.

I have also chosen books that explore topics related to our Character education and community building work such as books about Social justice, Latino cultures, and empathy building.

Ms. Dohner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Are You My Mother? / Esta Usted Mi Madre? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Yo Lo Puedo Leer Solo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
Beautiful Creatures: The Manga • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Dream Something Big • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Oh, The Places You'll Go! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying (Concept Books (Albert Whitman)) • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Wonderful Towers of Watts (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, Book 8 • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
The Lorax (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4) • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
See You at Harry's • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bully Blockers Club (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art) • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71

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