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Teacher Dougherty from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books for Striving Readers

Help me give my students books they can read so that they will be able to improve their reading skills.

  • 2 donors
  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school students come from many socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. They are bright and motivated students, yet they struggle every day to keep up with the high achievers that make up the majority of the children at our school.

They come to our school reading as much as 2 and 3 years below grade level, and while they often push themselves to decipher the difficult texts they encounter in their classes, they often end up feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.

My Project

Most of the books in our school library and in our classrooms are written for grade level readers. Yet every year we have as many as 200 striving readers who don't have access to books they can read. Our goal is to provide all students with high interest texts at their level. A library of books that students are excited about and able to read is the key to engagement and reading success.

The money from this grant would support our most vulnerable students with a research-based, school-wide literacy program aimed at raising their reading ability and improving their access to books.

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $30.29 1 $30.29
Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles Box Set Books 1-4 (Minecraft) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Secret Agent 6th Grader: 3 Book Collection (Books 1-3) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Room to Dream (A Front Desk Novel) (Front Desk, 3) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Middle School Bites: Out for Blood • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Dodge Ball Wars: 5 Book Collection: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Show Me a Sign • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Middle School Bites: Tom Bites Back • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Middle School Bites • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
I Dare You (Orca Soundings) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Clash (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Big Nate: Aloha! (Volume 25) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Middle School Misadventures (Middle School Misadventures, 1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Mister & Me: Dream: A comic collection Vol. 1 Years 2009-2011 • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Adventures of Charlie: A 6th Grade Gamer #1 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Last Block Standing! (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #6) (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pie in the Sky • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Kid Youtuber 6: Sorry, Not Sorry: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Middle School: Dog's Best Friend (Middle School, 8) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Youtuber 4: Because Obviously: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Youtuber 3: The Struggle is Real: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Youtuber 5: You're Welcome: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Youtuber • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wink • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kid Youtuber 2: Hungry for More: From the Creator of Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Each Tiny Spark • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Out to Get You: 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Journey Home (Wilder Boys) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Primer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Because of the Rabbit (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Story) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Minecraft Volume 2 (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Minecraft: Wither Without You (Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Planet Middle School • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
One-Third Nerd • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Best Nerds Forever • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Minecraft Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) (Minecraft, 1) • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Wilder Boys • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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