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Mr. Coleman from Auburn ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Great Books Again (Part 2)

My students need an engaging and large classroom library filled with 32 current titles, such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,""Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie," and "A Tale Dark & Grimm," that will help foster a love for reading.

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Help my students get lost and found! My students need to experience firsthand that they can both lose themselves, as well as find themselves, in great books. I have seen many students who like reading, but are not able to easily access great books.

Being a teacher in a Title 1 school, I see several different types of students.

A small number of my students have a love for reading, and are able to access books. Many of my students have the desire to read, but do not have easy access to engaging books due to financial struggles within their family. And still other students have never developed a love of reading and view reading as a chore. This is where you can help.

My Project

In an effort to instill in my students a love of reading, I will be immersing them in a literature-rich environment. While there is much research that shows that high-volume reading has significant impacts on students scores on standardized tests, the chief goal that informs every aspect of my instruction is to create students who have a love for learning. Finding the right books for students and giving them the freedom to choose the books that they want to read is an excellent way to accomplish this goal. Through this grant, students will have easy access to a number of high-interest books that they can choose from. Giving the students the choice as to what they read will insure that they open the book viewing it as their choice and not a teacher mandate. In order to meet both the interest and ability levels of an entire classroom of students, my classroom library must be extensive. This grant will help make that possible.

As you consider giving to this project, think back to when you were in school.

Was reading a chore, or a joy? For many of my students, reading has become synonymous with work and therefore a chore. With your help, my students can be freed from the "required reading lists" and have the freedom to explore books that they want to read and kindle, or re-kindle, a love of reading.

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Mr. Coleman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poetry Speaks Who I Am • AKJ Books $19.99 1 $19.99
One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
The Danger Box Blue Balliett • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Half-Moon Investigations Eoin Colfer, Tk (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Masterpiece • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Houdini Box • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Tree Shaker: The Story of Nelson Mandela Bill Keller • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Year One • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
The Dark Knight Returns • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Superman • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Superman • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
The Arrival • AKJ Books $15.59 1 $15.59
Twilight • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
A Tale Dark & Grimm • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Vampire''s Assistant • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Woods Runner • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Flygirl Sherri L. Smith • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Son of the Mob • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel # • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
The Throne of Fire • AKJ Books $14.81 1 $14.81
Day My Butt Went Psycho! Andy Griffiths • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Rules of the Road • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5) • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
The Sixth Grade Nickname Game • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
All the Broken Pieces • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25

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