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Mrs. Richard from Coldspring TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Create Avid Readers with Window Books

My students need books that are relevant to them. I've discovered that by placing books about young people in similar socioeconomic situations, they cannot put the book down. They also become better analyzers and avid readers.

  • $595 goal

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My Students

I love that my students are always willing to learn new things and change into growth-mindset driven individuals. Although their surroundings are that of any other Title 1 school, they make the best out of seemingly nothing by coming to school everyday, working with their limited resources to turn in brilliant work, and by maintaining a positive. Their passion and drive for organization, accountability, and hope drives me to return year after year for them.

In the begging of the year, reading comprehension was a big struggle for them, but now that we are approaching the end of the year, they can read, annotate, and analyze grade level text!

In just 10 months, they did what was seemingly impossible. They have shown me that with diligence, positivity, and resourcefulness, anything is attainable.

My Project

Window books in the classroom creates readers. And window books are ones that allow the reader to relate to them.

In a low socioeconomic district, this is extremely important, because if the student cannot access their prior knowledge by relating to the text, it makes it more difficult for them to begin practicing analysis, argument, and persuasion; which are all objectives for this particular grade level.

We currently have 5 books in our class room library, and they are all books that have been divulged by these now avid readers. I believe that sustained silent reading is important to the development of the reading skill, and I wish to implement this in the next year.

With your help, my students will have the opportunity to excel at reading before they advance to the critical grades of 11th and beyond.

Mrs. Richard
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.67 3 $35.01
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.28 2 $24.56
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.74 2 $21.48
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.78 2 $17.56
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $5.68 3 $17.04
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.98 2 $13.96
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $12.25 1 $12.25
Drown • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Help • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Divergent • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.46 1 $8.46
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Speak • AKJ Education $7.13 1 $7.13
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Giver • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $6.25 1 $6.25
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
A Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare) • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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