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Mrs. P. from Danville AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Festival of Books

My students need 30 books, including "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson and "Into the Volcano" by Don Wood.

  • $566 goal

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Readers are life long learners. I teach in a middle school that is over 70% Free and Reduced Lunches. The number of students who need additional resources is higher than normal due to one of the two plants closing. The number of Hispanic students is increasing yearly, which only adds to the demands of an elementary teacher. Language barriers add to the difficulty of teaching reading at any grade level when you may have six levels in one class. For example, this last year in my 6th grade class, I had K through 8th grade level readers.

With the plant that just closed a few months ago, my students are in need. Books aren't what parents are buying. Our school is over 70% Free and Reduced Lunches with a high level of minorities.

We need need a wide variety of books in different genres to read at different levels to support my students' reading interest and progress and school success. I have listed books from the top experts in Literacy Lab that will help students become successful on the high stakes test. The most recent results from National Assessment of Educational Progress show beyond doubt that students who do the most practice/recreational reading score highest on state and national assessments of reading. Traditional it was a textbook and a test on each story. Students are now doing author studies, different genres report, newspaper articles, and book talks. To be able to use the new evaluation standards, this small district is in need of additional funds to have a variety of books for student to select.

Reading is linked with school success, which in turn results in life success is why this program is so critical. Your help will ensure that my students have an opportunity to be successful. The funds would allow the students access to more choices and access is the key.

Mrs. P.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 39 Clues: Card Pack 1 Scholastic • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Friendship For Today Patricia C. McKissack • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Absolutely Maybe Lisa Yee • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Antsy Does Time Neal Shusterman • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Carlos is Gonna Get It Kevin Emerson • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth James L. Swanson • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Death by Bikini Linda Gerber • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Dodger and Me Jordan Sonnenblick • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Every Soul a Star Wendy Mass • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Found (Missing Series #1) Margaret Peterson Haddix • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gym Candy Carl Deuker • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55
Stolen Children Peg Kehret • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Smiles to Go Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Skeleton Creek (Skeleton Creek Series) Patrick Carman • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense and a Very Nervous Frog Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
Scat Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $11.04 1 $11.04
Savvy Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Sassy: Little Sister is not my Name Sharon M. Draper • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Revenge of the Cheerleaders Janette Rallison • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Peeled Joan Bauer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Nation Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
My One Hundred Adventures Polly Horvath • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Leap of Faith Kimberly Brubaker Bradley • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Independence Hall (I,Q Series #1) Roland Smith • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Into the Volcano Don Wood • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story Carolyn Meyer • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
The Underneath Kathi Appelt, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Lab Jack Heath • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19

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