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Mrs. McElligott from Revere MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Life-Long Readers One Series at a Time

My students need popular teen fiction series to entice them to begin to read and to want to continue reading. A great series can hook students and foster a sustaining relationship with reading.

  • $335 goal

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My Students

My urban students are curious, resilient, and appreciative.

My urban middle school students are very diverse in their culture, income, and learning styles.

My school has over 70% free and reduced price lunch and over 20% of students are English Language Learners. We even have a few homeless students. Since these students do not always have the means to buy or access books, they really rely on the school to provide classroom libraries. My students need access to book series so that they can read more than one book from an author that they love as many of them do not have the resources to go out and buy a book if they find something that they like.

We also have many voracious readers who would love to take advantage of some new books. We have a Pre-AP program and these students are always asking if I have any new series to borrow.

My Project

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. –Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A love of reading is more than a hobby, it's a real academic advantage. We need more high interest novels that will enrich our students educational experiences and encourage students to love to read.

Nothing hooks a reluctant middle school reader like a great series and I want to make sure that my students have access to highly engaging series to foster a love of reading.

All of the requested series come directly and highly recommended from my students who love to read and they have promised to help promote the new books if we are lucky enough to receive them.

Studies show that students who read more do better in school. If my students have access to new, popular book series, they will be more likely to read more and increase their comprehension, analysis, and higher order thinking skills. I hope to enrich my students' academic and personal lives by introducing them to not only one book that they may love but a whole series of them so they can continue to develop a relationship with a book, character or author that they love thus instilling a lifelong love of reading.

Mrs. McElligott
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Artemis Fowl Collection 8 Books Set (Artemis Fowl / Time Paradox / Atlantis Complex / Opal Deception / Arctic Incident / Eternity Code / Lost Colony & The Last Guardian) • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
Amulet #1-7 Box Set by Kazu Kibuishi (2016-10-25) • Amazon Business $57.26 1 $57.26
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $17.51 1 $17.51
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Glass Magician - Édition française (Saga The Paper Magician) (French Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Master Magician (The Paper Magician Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23

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