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Ms. Friberg from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Lost in a Book Literature Circle Fun

My students need these books to become collaborative conversation discussion leaders during each literature circle meeting.

  • $602 goal

This project expired on June 10, 2018.

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My Students

“Ms. Friberg, I love coming to this class everyday because I love the way we learn in here.” When I heard a student say this, it warmed my heart and reminded me why I became an educator. I love my job and my students. I teach advanced 9th grade English at a public school in San Diego. My students strive to do well in school and succeed both inside the classroom and in their daily lives. I want my students to feel challenged in my classroom and prepared when the time comes to enter college, so I often create lessons that allow them the opportunity to grow and learn from one another through collaborative conversation, allowing them to take the lead in the learning process. This is where literature circles come into play. Small groups of students read a book a month, create their own schedule, and pick a role to prepare for prior to each meeting. Students meet weekly to discuss the week’s reading selection. It is my goal to buy books to use for this purpose, creating a lit circle library in which students can check out amazing pieces of literature and get lost in book. Thank you.

My Project

Literature circles are a dynamic approach that assist in helping increase student engagement, collaboration, and leadership in the English-Language Arts classroom. Each month, students will work in small groups, reading a piece of literature, creating a reading schedule, fulfilling a chosen role and coming together each week to discuss that week's reading assignment. Literature circles provide students with the opportunity to take control of the learning process, challenging them to analyze and look deeply at a text, while teaching the value of leadership, collaborative conversation and critical thinking.

Students will have the opportunity to plan a course of action, design their own schedule, and choose a role they wish to focus on during each week's reading assignment, which will place them in the driver's seat throughout the entire literature-circle process.

Literature circles will give my students a place to come together and take ownership of their learning, allowing them the opportunity to get lost in a book and find the simple joys that come from reading from cover to cover. It is my goal to make literature circles a time students look forward to participating in each week, a safe place to grow as students and individuals while learning valuable lifelong lessons in the process. My students and I would greatly appreciate your support to make this goal a reality. Thank you!

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This project will reach 145 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gone with the Wind: 75th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $14.59 9 $131.31
The 5th Wave The First Book of the 5th Wave Series • AKJ Education $8.02 9 $72.18
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 9 $67.86
The Outsiders • AKJ Education $7.30 9 $65.70
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 • AKJ Education $4.34 12 $52.08
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 9 $45.90

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