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Ms. Gefter from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Impulsive Book Reading Syndrome!

My students need rich literature to increase reading growth throughout the school year.

  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school with limited resources. Most come from tough home lives and school is where they go to get away from the stress of their family and homes. I teach 6th grade students who are either in an ESOL class or special education students with varying needs. My students are reluctant readers and I'm hoping that providing them with interesting text will give them a love of literature and reading and improve the overall literacy in my classroom.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. My classroom library is an essential resource for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our classroom library to check out high-quality books. Each day students inquire when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check out these books. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading in my classroom.

My Project

After reading several books this summer, I want to challenge my students to a 40 book challenge. Many teachers have implemented this and seen amazing growth with their children's reading and comprehension skills. I am hopeful that a new classroom library would excite my students and get them geared up to read!

I chose these specific books based on various genres such as traditional literature, realistic fiction (The Schwa was Here), historical fiction (The Chocolate War) and fantasy.

I want to expose my students to a wide variety of titles and let them explore different genres to find their true passion when it comes to reading.

Ms. Gefter
Grades 6-8
More than half of 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 120 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Chocolate War • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Tree Shaker The Life of Nelson Mandela • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Small Steps The Year I Got Polio • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
The Wednesday Wars • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Word Eater • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Private Peaceful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Angel Peterson Got His Name And Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Schwa was Here • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Homeless Bird • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Soldier's Heart • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Kensuke's Kingdom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Life in Dog Years • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Stone Fox: 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $4.92 1 $4.92

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