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Ms. Ketterl from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Books Needed to Promote Independent Reading

My students need novels that they have expressed interest in reading in order to complete their independent reading homework.

  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is part of District Reference Group “H” which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As an eighth grade ELA teacher, I have witnessed the great needs of my students.

A high percentage of the students who attend my school receive free and reduced-price lunch and struggle to have other basic needs met as well. These circumstances can make it very difficult for some families to afford basic school supplies. Many of my students are also ELLs and need extra support when reading grade-level materials. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body and the lack of funding for resources, especially when it comes to technology.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the support available at home that allows them to succeed at higher levels. Many students are struggling to learn the language while trying to complete their eighth-grade work. The students themselves are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

Independent reading is a crucial piece of homework in my classroom. In order to improve students’ reading and comprehension skills, they need to be reading at home for at least 20 minutes a night. Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes students to 1.8 million words a year! Creating a classroom library with appealing books that students can check out to read at home is necessary to encourage my students to read.

The books requested in this project are ones that my students have requested.

Since they have already shown an interest in these books, they will be more likely to read them. The more my students read, the more progress they will make in their reading skills, which will help them in all subjects.

Ms. Ketterl
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 100 Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $25.41 1 $25.41
Ink, Iron, and Glass • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Ringer (Replica) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The Lines We Cross • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
10 Things I Can See From Here • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Replica • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
The Assassin Game • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41

Materials cost

$100.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$131.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.27

Total project goal

$155.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.14

2 Donors

-$155.14

Donations toward project cost

-$131.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.27

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$0.00

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