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Mrs. Borchering from Alva FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need class sets of Where the Red Fern Grows and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

  • $349 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2014.

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My Students

Finding great books for my students to read is very important. In my classroom, I try to use novel units to increase reading comprehension. Students will greatly benefit from the books Where the Red Fern Grows and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, because of the dynamic characters in the stories.

My students are excited about learning.

They range from 9 - 11 years old. Using literature helps my students understand the world and helps them better understand themselves and each other. I want to encourage my students to develop a love for reading. My students and I greatly appreciate any and all help.

My Project

With class sets of the books titled Where the Red Fern Grows and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, I will be able to use them for novel units. Students will improve reading comprehension skills through character traits, plot development, vocabulary, making predictions, and main idea.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom by helping students increase their reading comprehension skills.

In addition to student learning, the classroom will benefit by the life lessons learned from these books.

Mrs. Borchering
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Books $5.83 24 $139.92
Where the Red Fern Grows • AKJ Books $5.10 24 $122.40

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