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Mr. Bolton from Milwaukie OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Books for Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students a classroom library that captivates their interest and meets them at their reading level! My list includes boxed sets of high-interest series like Wings of Fire and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

  • $501 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a special education teacher who has classes of 6th of 7th grade struggling readers. These kiddos come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all want to learn and become better readers and writers. Each one of them struggles daily to read and write at a level commensurate with their general education classmates.

My students have a vast well of experiences and assets.

They want their background to be honored and need to be held to a high standard. I love each of my students and strive to meet their needs every day.

My Project

Research demonstrates that the single most powerful way for young readers to improve their reading ability is to read more. This is a struggle for my students, all of whom receive special education services for reading difficulties. Among the few titles at our school library, very few are written at my students' level. Those that are just don't capture their attention.

The books in this project are cool enough to capture the attention of my struggling readers while being comprehensible to them.

We will use them during our 20 minutes daily of sustained silent reading. Together we've built class and individual reading goals with milestone rewards to keep our momentum. Now we just need a library to match our appetite to read!

Mr. Bolton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $66.89 1 $66.89
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $49.93 1 $49.93
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire) • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $34.30 1 $34.30
Hank Zipzer Collection 10 Books Collection Set Pack Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, Niagara Falls - Or Does It? I Got a "D" in Salami Day of the Iguana The Zippity Zinger The Night I Flunked My Field Trip Holy Enchilada! • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $29.51 1 $29.51
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.47 1 $28.47
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.62 1 $19.62
Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3: Epic Zero Collection • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Stargirl/Love, Stargirl Paperback Box Set • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34

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