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  • $694 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Irvin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fostering Passionate Readers:Creating A Ludic Library

My students need 52 book titles for a ludic reading library that will ignite their passion for reading. A spot that we can enter into a delightful discussion about where a book takes them.

My Students

"Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable." Augustine Birrell My desire is to make reading a lifelong pursuit for my students. In order for this to happen, students need to come to a place in their reading where meaning and pleasure meet.

We are a Title One school filled with bright, vibrant children that need as many reading opportunities as they can get.

A majority of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes with difficult circumstances to overcome. Even with the odds against them, they come to school with smiles on their faces and are eager to learn and please their teachers. I could not imagine teaching any place else.

My Project

The term "Ludic" comes from the word "Ludo", which means to play. I would like to create a Ludic Reading Library where our students can learn what it means to be so "into" a book that they cannot put it down. I want them to experience the wonder of other worlds, or come to know a historical figure in such a way that they feel like they are close friends. This type of experience must be supported by a passionate leader along with the student's ability to choose a book that "speaks" to them. A book that calls them to fall into the pages and not come up for air. I want to foster this culture among our students. I believe including high interest, quality literature from all genres is what is needed to cultivate this environment. When paired with an enthusiastic leader, who is passionate about reading, the possibilities are endless. My young readers will learn that there are hundreds of adventures waiting for them inside the pages of a book.

Students can only become better readers by reading books.

They can only become lifelong, passionate readers by learning to see books as grand adventures and sources of incredible knowledge. Acquiring the books I have asked for is an amazing opportunity to begin this process in my student's lives.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) • Amazon $34.97 1 $34.97
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The H • Amazon $26.72 1 $26.72
Inkheart Trilogy Boxset • Amazon $22.98 1 $22.98
Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty • Amazon $16.96 1 $16.96
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship • Amazon $14.18 1 $14.18
Jinx's Magic • Amazon $14.01 1 $14.01
For Laughing Out Loud: Poems to Tickle Your Funnybone • Amazon $13.96 1 $13.96
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon $13.60 1 $13.60
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon $6.78 2 $13.56
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole • Amazon $13.36 1 $13.36
Beholding Bee • Amazon $13.25 1 $13.25
When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders • Amazon $13.12 1 $13.12
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
Glory Be • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Pug: And Other Animal Poems • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Noah Webster and His Words • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Under Shifting Glass • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Gingersnap • Amazon $11.58 1 $11.58
The Center of Everything • Amazon $11.58 1 $11.58
Hokey Pokey • Amazon $11.58 1 $11.58
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea • Amazon $10.38 1 $10.38
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon $9.60 1 $9.60
Wonder • Amazon $9.03 1 $9.03
Things Not Seen • Amazon $8.19 1 $8.19
Mattimeo (Redwall, Book 3) • Amazon $8.18 1 $8.18
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $8.16 1 $8.16
Redwall (Redwall, Book 1) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Mossflower (Redwall, Book 2) • Amazon $7.98 1 $7.98
Rosa • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
A Tangle of Knots • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
In a Glass Grimmly • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
Benjamin Franklinstein Lives! • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
A Collection of Katie: Books 1-4 (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo) • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
The Word Eater • Amazon $6.78 1 $6.78
One Came Home • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Tua and the Elephant • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Laugh with the Moon • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Jinx • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Ghetto Cowboy • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Last Dog on Earth • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
My Friend Flicka • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet) • Amazon $6.18 1 $6.18
Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery) • Amazon $5.89 1 $5.89
If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand: Poems About School (Aladdin Poetry) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
White Fur Flying • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Waiting for the Magic • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon $4.79 1 $4.79
Black Beauty (Signet Classics) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46

Materials cost

$551.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$589.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.03

Total project goal

$693.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$693.55

3 Donors

-$693.55

Donations toward project cost

-$589.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 50 students.

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