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  • $600 goal

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Ms. Eckert
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creating Lifelong Readers

My students need a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading materials that are engaging.

In today's society, teachers are no longer expected to instill a love of reading in their students, rather they are asked to prepare them for standardized testing. I truly feel that this is present in my classroom. These students have been taught test taking strategies backward and forward, and have learned how to read books and answer comprehension questions. However, when asked if they like to read, very few students answer yes. While our students have become proficient test takers, they do not hold in them a love of reading. As I work at a school that is in a neighborhood where money is not ample and parents do not speak English, school is the only place where this love of learning can be instilled. I am therefore not only asking for novels that will help my students to grasp the beautiful world that literature can take you to, but also magazines and books that will connect my students to history and current events that effect the way in which we live. I feel that if we want students to become productive members of society, they are never too young to learn of the affect they can have. I am asking that my students be provided with the same opportunities as those with parents that are present and families that are involved. I truly believe that if my students can leave my classroom with a love of reading, they will lead better lives. Most of my students do not have books at home, and none of them subscribe to the newspaper. Very few have parents at home that have the ability or the time to take them to the library, or to have discussions about the news. By donating to this cause, you will help to make a difference in these children's lives by offering them an opportunity to become part of a future that we will be proud of.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Old Man's Cave (Bone Series #6) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Britannica's Profiels: Hispanic Heritage • Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
Britannica Profiles: D-Day: The Turning Point of World War II • Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories Roald Dahl • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
Twits Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Blake Quentin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
George's Marvelous Medicine Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bone: Rock Jaw: Master of The Eastern Border (Bone Series #5) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Current Events • Weekly Reader $8.95 5 $44.75
Bone: The Great Cow Race (Bone Series #2), Vol. 2 Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Jennifer Murdley's Toad Bruce Coville, Patricia MacDonald (Editor), Pat MacDonald (Editor), Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Aliens Ate My Homework (Alien Adventures Series) Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Monster's Ring (A Magic Shop Book Series) Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
My Teacher Is an Alien Bruce Coville, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Scary Stories: Boxed Set Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.17 1 $16.17
Guinness World Records 2007 Guinness World Records, Manufactured by Guinness World Records • Barnes and Noble $23.16 1 $23.16
Bone: The Dragonslayer (Bone Series #4) Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Bone: Out from Boneville (Bone Series #1), Vol. 1 Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Bone: Eyes Of The Storm (Bone Series #3) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Tra-la-Laa-Rific Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $17.96 1 $17.96
Can Adults Become Human? (Dear Dumb Diary #5) Created by Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly, Jim Benton • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Problem With Here Is That It's Where I'm From (Dear Dumb Diary Series #6) Jim Benton • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Dear Dumb Diary: Boxed Set Books 1-4 Jim Benton • Barnes and Noble $17.96 1 $17.96
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Box Set Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black • Barnes and Noble $34.99 1 $34.99
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Weekly Reader Senior Grades 5,6 • Weekly Reader $3.95 5 $19.75
TIME For Kids Magazine- World Report Edition w/ TFK Around the World (grades 4-6). Pricing is valid for orders placed after March 2007. After August 15th of current school year, pricing will remain in effect but TIME For Kids reserves the right to prorate issue quantity and free gifts. Only valid for orders in quantities of 10 or more. Orders for less than 10 subscriptions will NOT be fulfilled. • Time for Kids $4.77 5 $23.85

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This project will reach 21 students.

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