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Ms. Lockhart
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Enhancing Comprehension

The cost of several various books at different reading levels such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle and House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros is $1049, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach 9th grade English, but my students average at a 5th grade reading level. In order to improve their reading comprehension, I would like to institute literature circles in my classroom. In literature circles, students learn to use reading strategies that improve their ability to understand a text. They read a book in a small group, discuss it, and teach it to each other. Because they are responsible for teaching the material instead of the teacher, they understand it more and learn it better. Since my students read at different levels, I need a variety of books that I can use to reach all of my readers. Also, most of my students dislike reading, so I need high interest books that will show them reading can be enjoyable. This will encourage my students to read independently outside of class, something that has been proven to increase reading comprehension. Unfortunately, my school does not have a variety of high interest books available for me to use in the classroom. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros • Barnes and Noble $8.95 6 $53.70
Outsiders S. E. Hinton • Barnes and Noble $7.19 6 $43.14
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Cut Patricia McCormick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 6 $37.74
Face on the Milk Carton Caroline B. Cooney, Berridge • Barnes and Noble $5.85 6 $35.10
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $5.85 6 $35.10
Slam! Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Tears of a Tiger Sharon Mills Draper • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Hatchet Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg, Broekel, E. L. Konigsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Go Ask Alice Anonymous, Beatrice Sparks (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Upstairs Room Johanna Reiss • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Esperanza Rising Pam Mu oz Ryan, Pam Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Taking Sides Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 6 $32.10

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