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Mrs. Abshire
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Getting Kids Hungry For Books

My students need interesting books. They need books that they will actually read.

My Students

Everyone remembers being in school when their teachers made them read a book they didn't want to read.

My inner-city students live in homes where there aren't a whole lot of books or reading going on.

When they come to my classroom, it is the only reading time that some of them get. Some love to read and just need the reading material. Others have never learned to love reading and need to find that one book that will show them the magic of reading.

My Project

I have asked for 3 professional books about helping students learning to love reading as well as a bunch of high-interest books targeted at reluctant readers. These are gateway books, the kind of books that are known to get kids reading for the first time.

Every single subject requires students to read, but a lot of students aren't doing the reading that it takes to be successful in all of their classes.

Recent studies shows that students who read for pleasure are much more likely to score well on achievement tests. Reading is the key to success in all subjects.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature: with 65 fresh mentor texts from Dave Eggers, Nikki Giovanni, Pat Conroy, Jesus Colon, Tim O'Brien, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and many more • Amazon $28.15 1 $28.15
Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading: With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others • Amazon $26.31 1 $26.31
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading • Amazon $21.93 1 $21.93
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child • Amazon $17.94 1 $17.94
Epileptic • Amazon $14.04 1 $14.04
Fangirl • Amazon $14.00 1 $14.00
Perfect • Amazon $14.00 1 $14.00
Tilt • Amazon $13.51 1 $13.51
Stargirl paperback/Love, Stargirl paperback Boxed Set with Free Stargirl Journal • Amazon $13.51 1 $13.51
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon $13.12 1 $13.12
Out of The Easy • Amazon $13.02 1 $13.02
Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop • Amazon $12.96 1 $12.96
There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories • Amazon $12.78 1 $12.78
This Song Will Save Your Life • Amazon $12.70 1 $12.70
The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers • Amazon $12.18 1 $12.18
Poems from Homeroom: A Writer's Place to Start • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Smoke • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Eleanor & Park • Amazon $10.79 1 $10.79
Lucky • Amazon $10.58 1 $10.58
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon $9.98 1 $9.98
Impulse • Amazon $9.37 1 $9.37
Burned • Amazon $9.36 1 $9.36
All the Right Stuff • Amazon $8.30 1 $8.30
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon $8.30 1 $8.30
American Born Chinese • Amazon $8.18 1 $8.18
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon $7.04 1 $7.04
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children • Amazon $6.59 1 $6.59

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