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Ms. Odisho from Evanston IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Having Fun Isn't Hard...

My students need 24 various high interest novels including the Divergent, Harry Potter, and Hunger Game series to improve literacy, vocabulary, and reading endurance.

  • $269 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Today during independent reading time, my students were surprised to notice that they struggled to put down their novels.

My students are inspiring, kind, and friendly freshmen.

Since they scored low on tests, they are required to take a regular English class like other freshman along with a support class called reading. The reading class is a separate class that is meant to strengthen the skills they need to be successful in the English class. The school has over four thousand students and houses the whole district. Because of this, the school is very diverse. The achievement gap is loud and clear yet, the school has been trying many avenues to alleviate this problem.

My Project

My students need a variety of newer, high interest novels including Divergent, Harry Potter, and the Hunger Game series, to read during independent reading time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Most of my students only read when they are absolutely forced to by an adult. This is the only time when they have ownership in what they read and they take pride in showing/talking about their learning because it started with them rather than an adult. Students will choose a novel and be held accountable for reading it by updating the class blog every Friday. As they read, students are to respond to "close reading" questions on the blog and comment on classmates' blog entries to encourage each other and be in dialogue with one another about reading. Questions can be about the elements of a novel, figurative language, conflict, and/or the writer's craft.

A classroom library with current, interesting books will help my students see that reading does not have to be a chore, that reading options are limitless, and that reading is cool because it creates a sense of awareness that you don't get with anything else.

Ms. Odisho
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.09 1 $52.09
Divergent Series Ultimate Four-Book Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $40.68 1 $40.68
The Hunger Games Trilogy: The Hunger Games / Catching Fire / Mockingjay • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Arrival • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Wonder • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Three Little Words: A Memoir • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Naruto, Vol. 43: The Man with the Truth • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Esperanza Rising • Amazon Business $4.40 1 $4.40

Materials cost

$195.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.34

Total project goal

$268.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.96

1 Donor

-$268.96

Donations toward project cost

-$228.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.34

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$0.00

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