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Mrs. Daugherty from Bedford IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Daugherty Literature Circles

My students need literature circle books that provide them opportunities to learn about the world.

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school houses approximately 225 students ranging from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. The students that I teach are in Fifth grade. At this age, students truly begin to love reading novels. However, not all students share the same interests or love for the same novel. When reading classroom novels in the past, some students have noted that they do not enjoy the current novel. My students love to have options. They deserve to have choices of books that will help them become life long readers.

My Project

We need multiple copies of a variety of books. Our titles include Esperanza Rising, Wonder El Deafo, Out of My Mind and more. If my project is fully funded, we will use these books for literature circles. This gives students choice in their reading. The students will work with a teacher and other students to read and explore these books. Students excel when they have more options in their learning.

When given choices my students thrive and take their learning more seriously.

Students will choose what interests them between four books. Each day, students will read and discuss with their facilitator and group. Students will use their book to discuss various literary elements and skills that we are learning, such as summaries, themes, and character development.

Mrs. Daugherty
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 6 $64.14
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 6 $47.94
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
The Orphan Of Ellis Island A Time Travel Adventure • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Letters from Rifka • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60

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