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Mrs. Bradford from Pinson AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books, Eager Readers

Help me give my students engaging books so they not only learn to read but develop a love for reading. The books being purchased range from graphic novels to award winning chapter books.

  • $422 goal

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My Students

I teach 5th grade at a Title I school which means that most of my students are on free or reduced-price lunches. Due to limited funding, my students have limited access to exciting books unless I use my personal money to purchase the engaging, interesting books.

When given the opportunity, my students never cease to amaze me of the abilities that they are capable of when they are given the right tools.

I find that my 5th-grade students tend to teach me more than I teach them every year. Because my students are limited in the resources they have access to, I can only imagine what they would accomplish if they were given the resources they actually wanted and thought were interesting.

My Project

Children need to know that reading can be exciting and engaging rather than dull and boring; the few engaging chapter books and graphic novels that I currently have in my classroom are constantly going through student's hands, and they can not get enough of them.

Students who read engaging, exciting books begin to develop a love for reading!

Encouraging students to read for enjoyment is a perfect way to build better readers. Graphic novels and thrilling chapter books are a gateway to better reading skills for reluctant readers.

There is a Chinese Proverb that states, "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." My students need as many engaging books as they can get so that they can learn that the more they read, the more they learn and understand.

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

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $30.56 1 $30.56
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $28.35 1 $28.35
A Twisted Tale Collection: A Boxed Set • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Mission Defrostable (Volume 3) (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Crayons' Christmas • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Sunny Side Up • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Sunny Rolls the Dice • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Love from the Crayons • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
The Case of the Stinky Stench (Volume 2) (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever (14) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Zombie Chasers #6: Zombies of the Caribbean • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Zombie Chasers #7: World Zombination • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Zombie Chasers #4: Empire State of Slime • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Moon Rising (Wings of Fire, Book 6) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Click (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Zombie Chasers #5: Nothing Left to Ooze • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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