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Mrs. Zarco from Keansburg NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Library

My students need high interest and engaging books for my classroom library. In addition I have included some professional development books for myself to help me further my craft and knowledge base.

  • $230 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds where over 70% receive free or reduced lunch. They are a unique set of students that all have a different story to tell and a different experience to contribute to our classroom.

As a Language Arts teacher I try and fill my classroom with books to engage and transport my students to a different world.

I want them to become productive world citizens through the love and appreciation of literature. I am hoping to change their lives by instilling and promoting a love of reading and writing in my classroom everyday.

My Project

As Middle Schoolers my students face a variety of issues each day when they walk in my classroom.

I love the opportunity to provide them with a leveled and highly engaging classroom library to transport them out of their own world for just a little bit each day.

Half the battle with teaching Middle School Language Arts is finding books that engage students long enough to teach the content and skills that are necessary to prepare them for high school.

In addition to constantly encouraging my student to read, I am always reading as well so that I can improve my craft and help to motivate them.

Mrs. Zarco
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 37 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents • Amazon Business $30.94 1 $30.94
Conferring With Readers Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence • AKJ Education $28.69 1 $28.69
Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 2 $21.56
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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