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Ms. M. from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Create Lifelong Readers: Choose Your Own Book Unit!

Help me give my students access to a diverse selection of high-interest books by Ellen Hopkins, Dean Koontz, and other esteemed authors, so they can get hooked on reading!

  • $395 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so privileged to work with so many incredible 9th and 10th graders this year in my English classes. They are indeed a special bunch and are amazing in every way, as they are creative, innovative, and enthusiastic!

Like many students, the ones I work with face many challenges and work hard in spite of these difficulties.

Many come from low-income households and some need support services for academic and/or emotional struggles. Despite these obstacles, they attend school regularly and are eager to learn.

My students know that through their active involvement in their education, they will be prepared for life after high school in college or in the workforce. These students realize how important it is to be proficient in reading and writing, and one of the best ways to do this is through reading books of their choice and doing so often. It is my hope to fuel their love of reading, so they will be equipped to be lifelong learners, and hence, positive contributors to our society.

My Project

My classroom library is in desperate need of some current high-interest books. My collection is sparse and old; it is in need of a refresh and a reboot so that my book offerings will truly entice the students to read and hook them as readers for life.

This reading workshop unit helps many of my students fall in love with reading, and what could possibly be better than that?

For this project, I have chosen high-interest and Nutmeg Award nominates books by popular teen and young adult authors like Ellen Hopkins, Nicholas Sparks, and Dean Koontz, and I hope these books are so popular that my students are fighting over who gets to read which book first.

Each year our reading workshop unit is a popular one, but it is dependent on my ability to provide a wide variety of engaging, high-interest books. My students are thrilled to have a voice in choosing which book they want to read, not one chosen by the teacher for once. In order for this unit to be a success, I need to be able to offer a wide variety of engaging texts in a variety of reading levels. Please help me make this happen.

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Go Ask Alice/Jay's Journal • Amazon Business $15.29 3 $45.87
Stitches: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.38 2 $26.76
The Crank Trilogy: Crank; Glass; Fallout • Amazon Business $23.13 1 $23.13
The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Millions • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
This One Summer • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Blended • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
People Kill People • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
The Life We Bury • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
I Am Watching You • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Calling Maggie May • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
THE FOURTH FRIEND a gripping crime thriller full of stunning twists • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Book of David • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stolen • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (New York Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Cut • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Watchers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Girl Last Seen: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Lucy in the Sky • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel) • Amazon Business $6.82 1 $6.82

Materials cost

$301.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$335.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.23

Total project goal

$394.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$394.84

2 Donors

-$197.42

Donations toward project cost

-$167.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.61

match offer

-$197.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$167.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.61

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$0.00

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