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Mr. Thorner from Tallahassee FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Become Habitual Readers

Help me give my students these exciting new books to spark their need to read, read. and read some more.

  • $529 goal

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My Students

I teach in Title I rural school. My students come from homes where sometimes they need to take care of several siblings while their parents work two or more jobs. As a media specialist, my students read over 22,000 books last year, a very impressive achievement. It’s a fact that reading improves their test scores and helps them develop life long reading habits that will help them in whatever they choose to do with their lives. My students have access to only 8000 books in our media center so as you might guess they are well used and are showing age. These students are reading well but I would like to continue to spark their interest in reading with some new books. I have seen students grow from kids that only read for their AR scores to children that read just for the love of it.

My Project

These books are about kids like them. They need to see themselves in these characters so they can make life choices. When they read about experiences they are going to soon be thrown into or situations they can empathize with - they grow. That's what reading does, it models for students how to cope with the world. It shows them the many, many opportunities life presents for them. Some are painful, some are joyful, but all of them spark their imagination. They are for the most part good reader, they need to discover they can make their own choices about what they can read so they can become wild readers!

Mr. Thorner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 520 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Different Pond • AKJ Education $17.02 1 $17.02
Silent Days, Silent Dreams • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
What the Night Sings • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Hello Lighthouse • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Unwanted • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
A Few Red Drops • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History Of The Earth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Spooked! • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Funeral • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Blood Water Paint • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Turning Pages • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Through the Window • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Owl Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Lucky Broken Girl • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Collectors • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Armstrong and Charlie • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Finding Langston • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Night Diary • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Turnaway Girls • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hey, Kiddo • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
Starfish • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
You're Welcome, Universe • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stargirl • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Grandfather's Journey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Tree Is Nice • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Swindle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ungifted • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57

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