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Mrs. Rhode from Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need books for independent reading throughout the school year. The series collections in my cart help readers become invested in storylines, encouraging them to sustain their reading habit. This helps to create lifelong readers!

  • $493 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2018.

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My Students

My sixth graders are energetic and inquisitive. Their zeal for learning is unmatched, and I love that they love reading! This sense of exploration that they have developed creates a classroom environment that motivates and inspires.

Their enthusiasm paired with my desire to provide the most effective learning opportunities makes for scholars who grow exponentially over the course of a school year.

This growth is not only measurable by grades and test scores. These students are maturing intellectually and emotionally. I would like to think that their practice in reading and writing has helped this process along.

The students with whom I have the opportunity to interact make me a better teacher. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they drive me to match their energy and dedication daily. My hope is that I have made as positive an impact in their lives as they have had on mine.

My Project

These materials will allow students access to a wide variety of books to choose from for an ongoing independent reading project. Students will be given time to explore new titles and choose a book to read. Once they have chosen, they will have two to three weeks to finish the book. After students finish their books, they will present book talks and respond to open-ended prompts. These assessments will build reading stamina, develop comprehension and ultimately encourage their peers to read.

The goal is to create a positive habit of reading for enjoyment and exploration in these students.

Having a wide variety of books from which to choose is an integral part of developing these students as lifelong readers.

Mrs. Rhode
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 86 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Hamilton: The Revolution • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Wildwood Chronicles Complete Box Set: Wildwood, Under Wildwood, Wildwood Imperium • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Crossover • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
The Beauty That Remains • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Belles • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Played • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Before We Were Free • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Secret Saturdays • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Zombie Baseball Beatdown • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Speak • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
The Fallout • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Gone Crazy in Alabama • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
The Compound • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06
Holes • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
Bridge to Terabithia • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83
The Last Sister: A Novel (Young Palmetto Books) • Amazon Business $4.46 1 $4.46
Iqbal • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05

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