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Mr. Avila from El Paso TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need really good, interesting books that catch their attention and open their mind.

  • $255 goal

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My Students

My students are Middle School students in a low poverty area that mainly have Spanish speaking families. We are trying to raise their reading/writing capabilities on a daily basis. We have our students practice reading out-loud and in groups also they highlight keywords or phrases that stand out. They also write summaries so they could become more comfortable putting thoughts into paper.

The problem is that the student selection at the school library is extremely limited and does not catch the students attention.

Because of this some students are hesitant about checking books out that they will not read.

My Project

My project will definitely improve the reading/writing capabilities of my students, it will also better prepare them for next year when they are expected to read at a higher level. With the books ordered i believe my students will get hooked on any book they pick up. The school library does not have the biggest selection, so having a wider variety of books to pick from will make reading a more enjoyable experience.

Reading in middle school is like pulling teeth.

We know this to be true, but if the students have more options to choose from reading will become more of a hobby than a chore.

Mr. Avila
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
The 100 Complete Boxed Set • Amazon Business $25.41 1 $25.41
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.79 1 $24.79
The 5th Wave Collection (The 5th Wave Trilogy) • Amazon Business $21.92 1 $21.92
Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Asylum 3-Book Box Set: Asylum, Sanctum, Catacomb • Amazon Business $17.51 1 $17.51
It: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.01 1 $13.01
Pet Sematary: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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