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Mr. Mildon from Plain City UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Increase Reading Levels After COVID

Help me give my students more good books to read, the books that they have asked for.

  • $946 goal

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My Students

Our motto in my classroom comes from Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet" (The Namesake). Our class explores the world through the books we read!

My students are amazing kids.

I teach high school in a rural community in the Midwest. We live in a small country community. Many of my students live on small family farms or they have horses and other livestock. Many of these kids will start their own families and purchase their own homes in this same community; that's a good thing, it's a great place to live. In my World Literature class, I try to expose them to different cultures and countries. I want them to be exposed to different ideas and people that view the world differently. There is so much to gain from reading a book about a different place. We do that in my class.

My Project

On average, my students are reading two and a half grade levels lower than where they should be. This year, I have used a couple of approved tests to determine the reading level of all of my students. We all knew that after COVID, students would be behind. My students need help to improve their reading skills.

I need books that students want to read.

The books that students have requested. I cannot help students improve their reading, if they will not read.

In my classroom, we have independent reading and we have literature circles. If I am to help students recover post COVID, I need the books the students will read. My list is mostly current YA literature.

Mr. Mildon
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jane Eyre: Illustrations by Marjolein Bastin (Marjolein Bastin Classics Series) • Amazon Business $27.62 1 $27.62
Star Wars Year By Year New Edition • Amazon Business $26.86 1 $26.86
I Am C-3PO - The Inside Story: Foreword by J.J. Abrams • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Hamilton: The Revolution • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
The Star Wars Archives. 1977–1983. 40th Ed. • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $21.60 1 $21.60
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Oprah's Book Club Novel (Oprahs Book Club 2.0) • Amazon Business $21.27 1 $21.27
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Great Gatsby and Other Works (Leather-bound Classics) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Great Circle: A novel • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Harlem Shuffle: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
The Maid: A Novel • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Allegedly • Amazon Business $17.43 1 $17.43
Apples Never Fall • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
American Street • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Untamed • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
The Last Green Valley: A Novel • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Klara and the Sun: A novel • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
The Giver of Stars: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Paper Palace: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Their Eyes Were Watching God • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Charles Dickens: Four Novels (Leather-bound Classics) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
All the Light We Cannot See • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Four Winds: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Henna Artist: A Novel (The Jaipur Trilogy, 1) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
The Last Thing He Told Me: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
The Sun Is Also a Star (Yoon, Nicola) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Anxious People: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Before We Were Yours: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Lucky • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
It Ends with Us: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha, 1) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin' Days (The Tale of Bryant Adams) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Good Girl, Bad Blood: The Sequel to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
In Five Years: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Poet X • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
We Were Liars • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Firekeeper's Daughter • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Beloved: Special Edition • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy #2) (2) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Then She Was Gone: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52

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