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Mrs. Goff from Hightstown NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 1-2 copies each of 30+ high interest books to read during independent reading time.

  • $512 goal

This project expired on May 11, 2011.

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My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book that you couldn't put down ? Our students are just starting to discover books, but we are running out of books to share with them.

We teach English to over 100 mainstream and special needs eleventh grade students.

Two years ago, the district introduced an independent reading program. At first, it was met with resistance from the students as they did not know that books could be enjoyed. They are slowly realizing that there are great books out there and are reading books daily.

My Project

These new books will make a huge difference in the lives of our students. Due to extreme budget cuts, the money is not available for classroom libraries. My co-teachers and I have been using our own money to purchase books for our students, but they are quickly reading through our library. These books will allow our students to continue to develop their love of reading.

Many of our students are reading below grade level.

Since September, their reading levels have gone up. This is mainly due to the daily reading we do in class. We are asking for high interest reading materials that deal with subject matters that appeal to our students. These new books will allow them to continue to improve their reading and learn to love books as much as their teachers.

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

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48 donors48 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fallen Angels Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Lockdown Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Scorpions Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 2 $10.24
Street Love Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
Game Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
The Outside Shot Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Beast Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Crystal Walter Dean Myers • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist Rachel Cohn, David Levithan • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Sharon Draper, Rameck Hunt • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Just Another Hero Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Battle of Jericho Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Darkness Before Dawn Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Forged by Fire Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
November Blues Sharon M. Draper • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 2 $6.82
Payback (Bluford High Series #6) Paul Langan • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 2 $6.82
Brothers in Arms (Bluford High Series #9) Paul Langan, Ben Alirez • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 2 $6.82
Give a Boy a Gun Todd Strasser • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Can't Get There From Here Todd Strasser • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Boot Camp Todd Strasser • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Wish You Were Dead Todd Strasser • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
Keeper Mal Peet • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
The Penalty Mal Peet • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 2 $13.66
Tyrell Coe Booth • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
Kendra Coe Booth • AKJ BOOKS $7.68 2 $15.36
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset Bryan Lee O'Malley • AKJ BOOKS $40.01 1 $40.01
Precious (Push Movie Tie-in Edition) Sapphire • AKJ BOOKS $10.86 1 $10.86

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