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Ms. P. from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeling So Smart, Like A Reader!

My students need 46 new, intriguing books to read including "Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U. S. Open" and "Wave Warrior".

  • $528 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Reading is one of the best ways to improve almost every aspect of your life- both academically and socially. Unfortunately, it is the last thing most middle schoolers want to do! Books need to be current and compelling. They need to mirror (in some regard) the students' lives to hold interest.

My students are AMAZING!

I have students that speak multiple languages, students that participate in myriad after-school activities (from the common little league and dance to the more obscure fencing and synchronized swimming). Because of their broad interests, I am constantly on the hunt for new and exciting reading materials for them. In the past, either myself or the students would supply books to the classroom library, however, the decline in the economy has prevented this from happening as much this year.

My Project

I am attempting to fill my classroom library with books that mirror things my students participate in in their lives. Right now, I am focusing on sports, as I see that is where I currently have massive gaps in my classroom library. These high-interest books will hopefully capture my students' attention and make them want to read.

Middle school is the make-it-or-break-it moment in a child's education.

It is where students can be inspired to continue the love of education fostered in elementary school to carry them on through to high school. It is also where students can be lost- lost to the uninspired blah that plaques so many of our high school students. As a reading teacher, I have the ability to inspire students to travel to other world. Worlds that can hold their attention and make them want more!

Ms. P.
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
High Heat • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Will Grayson, Will Grayson John Green, David Levithan • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Delirium • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
The Clique Collection • AKJ Books $23.39 1 $23.39
Clique Boxed Set #2 (Clique Series) Lisi Harrison • AKJ Books $23.39 1 $23.39
Sarah Dessen Gift Set Sarah Dessen • AKJ Books $21.04 1 $21.04
Deadly Perils • AKJ Books $9.35 1 $9.35
Dumping Princes • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Gettin Lucky • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
How to Be a Vampire: A Fangs-On Guide for the Newly Undead A • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Clas • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Rocom Boys Next Door • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Checkered Flag Cheater Will Weaver • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Cobra Strike Sigmund Brouwer • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Cover-up • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Cracked Michele Martin Bossley • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Dancing Carl Gary Paulsen • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Dream Racer Jacqueline Guest • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Football Genius • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Heart of a Champion • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Hoops • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Juice (Orca Soundings) • AKJ Books $6.97 1 $6.97
Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems Mel Glenn • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Knights of the Hill Country • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Learning The Game Kevin Waltman • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Moon of Two Dark Horses • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
Night Hoops • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
On the Devil''s Court • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
One Good Punch • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Payback Time Carl Deuker • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Pop • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Poser • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Score! • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Shakespeare Bats Cleanup • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Shots on Goal • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Skateboard Daze at Hollywood High • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Slam! • AKJ Books $4.89 1 $4.89
Sports Science • AKJ Books $7.40 1 $7.40
Striking Out • AKJ Books $6.24 1 $6.24
Super Stock Rookie • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Cardturner: A Novel about Imperfect Partners and Infinit • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Three Clams and an Oyster • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Trapped James Moloney, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Under the Baseball Moon John H. Ritter • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U. S. Open John Feinstein • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Wave Warrior Lesley Choyce • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76

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