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Mr. Nickelson from Monroe LA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Improve Reading through Access to High-Interest Books

My students need access to 23 high interest book titles such as "Lips Touch: Three Times" and "Leviathan".

  • $307 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want my students to become lifelong readers. Reluctant readers many times only need to find a book they like to realize the joys of reading. Research shows that the best way to encourage reluctant readers is to provide easy access to quality, high interest books.

My students are reluctant readers.

They often complain that they cannot find books that they enjoy. Because many come from poverty, they lack the resources to purchase books they like, the libraries they have access to are often outdated, and they often lack the means to find books that will inspire them to read.

My Project

I am requesting a list of books that have appeared on the teens choice lists for 2010 and 2011. These books will provide my students access to books that will interest them. My goal is to make life-long readers out of my students. To do this, I endeavor to create a classroom library that increases my students' access to great books. Research shows that students who read more score higher on standardized tests, have stronger vocabulary, and are more likely to seek higher education. Please help me by providing these books.

The best way to increase students' interest in reading is to provide easy access to high interest reading material.

These books will update my current classroom collection and aid my students in finding books they enjoy. If they learn to enjoy reading, it will be skill that helps them throughout their education.

Mr. Nickelson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Catching Fire • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #3) Cassandra C • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments Series #2) Cassandra C • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
City of Bones • AKJ Books $8.57 1 $8.57
Heist Society • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Shiver • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Hush, Hush Becca Fitzpatrick • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Along for the Ride • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
If I Stay - PB • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Fire Kristin Cashore, S. November (Editor) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Demon''s Lexicon (Demon''s Lexicon Trilogy Series #1) Sara • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
The Orange Houses Paul Griffin • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder Julie Halpern • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
The Reformed Vampire Support Group Catherine Jinks • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Muchacho LouAnne Johnson • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Alligator Bayou Donna Jo Napoli • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Love You Hate You Miss You Elizabeth Scott • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Lament The Faerie Queens Deception • AKJ Books $7.76 1 $7.76
Lips Touch: Three Times Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo (Illust • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Leviathan Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79
Amy & Roger''s Epic Detour • AKJ Books $7.79 1 $7.79

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