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Ms. Reichard from Clayton NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Books Create Great Readers

My students need quality literature about topics THEY ARE INTERESTED IN! Students specifically mentioned these titles, authors, or subjects by name.

  • $399 goal

This project expired on May 9, 2018.

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My Students

My fourth graders are hard-working, bright, and eager to please, but many come out of third grade with a diminished love for reading (thank you state assessments). I want to bring the JOY of reading back to them by offering hundreds of good books for them to choose from.

We have had a stellar year exploring the books I currently have in the library, but they haven't had new choices in awhile.

Students have accepted the 30 BOOK CHALLENGE, enjoyed keeping track of books read via book celebrations and a visual book stack, competed with other classrooms to read the most, explored new genres with our Reading Olympics, and gotten VERY excited with our Book Raffles when they are chosen to be the first person to read a new book.

We need to keep the momentum going by offering a variety of books they will get excited about as we wrap up the school year. I also want them to head into summer with a long list of books that they want to read but just didn't get to--the perfect Summer Reading Bucket List!

My Project

My students have submitted lists of interests, hobbies, and book genres/authors they are interested in. I have purchased several titles this year, but need even more to meet the reading interests of 52 diverse readers. When celebrating books each week, students summarize and rate their books, but only one person can borrow the book next. Students needs additional quality, high-interest books that they have requested by name to finish the year strong!

Ending the year with a renewed excitement about books will help students continue to grow their love of reading.

This will encourage them to keep reading during the summer and start fifth grade ready to go, rather than losing the habits we have spent all year acquiring.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Ronaldo (World Soccer Legends) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Taylor Swift biography: TAY - The Taylor Swift Story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cam Newton (Biggest Names in Sports) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Nintendo Video Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stubby the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Minecraft Creator Markus "Notch" Persson (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Whittington • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
100 Most Awesome Things On The Planet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Aaron Rodgers (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Wonders of the World (Visual Explorers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seekers #2: Great Bear Lake • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Quest Begins (Seekers #1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Into the Wild (Warriors, Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Iceman • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scholastic Year in Sports 2018 • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
The Enchantress Returns (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories) • Amazon Business $6.51 1 $6.51
How to Speak Dolphin • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Odell Beckham Jr. (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Riding Freedom • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Revolting Rhymes • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
The Best Poems Ever (Scholastic Classics) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
On the Court with...Stephen Curry • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
I Am #12: Lebron James • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

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