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Ms. Dennis from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploration Through Reading

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore their imagination through reading.

  • $571 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember getting lost in books as a child? Think of the anticipation and excitement you felt as your imaginations took you on magical explorations. Many students are seeking that exploration and excitement only a book can give you. Students are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventures in books.

Students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am an 8th grade Science teacher at a middle school in an impoverished urban area. Our school has classroom libraries that are essential resources for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our classroom libraries to check out high-quality books. Each day students inquire when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check out these books. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading. I would love to provide students with an array of books that teaches them about the world they live in.

My Project

These books will to enhance and expand the imaginations of students. Classroom libraries are a place students really enjoy. It is an opportunity for students to escape the world around them and expand their imagination. Every student book that is placed in a library is treated with love and care, and students are thankful for the opportunities to read. All of these books have been chosen with students in mind. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy independent reading time.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read independently at their own grade level.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help students grow stronger in reading. Many students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sit-In • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
The Girl With A Mind for Math • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
How It Went Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Reach • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Long Way Gone • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
El Deafo • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Old Man and the Sea • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Cardboard Kingdom • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
New Kid • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Positively Izzy • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $9.12 1 $9.12
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
Piecing Me Together • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Children of the Dust Bowl • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
13 Little Blue Envelopes • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets • AKJ Education $6.58 1 $6.58
Seedfolks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Savvy • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Egypt Game • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
We Beat the Street • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Bezus and Ramona • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sunny • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Posted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The False Prince Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Romiette And Julio • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Autobiography of Malcolm X • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When You Reach Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two: The Sea of Monsters • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Elijah of Buxton • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
John Henry • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Hoot • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
The Eighth Day • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Numbed! • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Lulu's Lemonade • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Dracula • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Treasure Island • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Escape North! • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

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