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Ms. Dunne from Greenfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Kids Reading

Help me give my students age appropriate reading materials that let them have success as early readers.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

My students are motivated English Language Learners from many different parts of the world. They range in ability from those who are just learning their first words in English to those who are writing complex answers to essay questions.

I'm so impressed by the strength of my students.

Most have limited resources at home. Some are refugees and many have traumatic pasts. They spend all day learning in another language and immersed in a culture that may be very different from what they are used to. When they come to ELL class, I like them to feel happy and welcomed.

My Project

When my students come into my room, I often ask them to pick a book to read. That can help build their English vocabulary and make them stronger readers in general. However, for my lower-level students, the pickings are slim.

That's why I'm asking for books at lower reading but higher interest levels.

Books about 3-D printing or the history of fugitive slaves will be interesting to my students, who are bored of books written for first graders. I received a generous donation last year that purchased some great books which really brought life to reading time, and I'd like to do the same for my beginner English speakers.

Ms. Dunne
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Tiny Titans Vol. 1: Welcome to the Treehouse • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Fake Blood • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Tuskegee Airmen (Red Rhino Books Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Monsters of the Deep (Red Rhino Nonfiction) (Red Rhino Books: Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Military Dogs (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Drones (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Cloning (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Virtual Reality (Red Rhino Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
3D Printing (Red Rhino Books: Nonfiction) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
I Am Underdog (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Down and Out (District 13) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
A Second Shot (District 13) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Body Switch (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Code (Red Rhino) (Red Rhino Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Runaway (Yesterday's Voices) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06

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