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Mrs. Schulz from Ferndale WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Fall in Love With Reading!

My students need exposure to great literature. Students in the classroom range in reading abilities and many of them have never fallen in love with reading. Weekly book talks will help!

  • $397 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our district is in a small town. We have incredible support of our community and parents, but resources are not always readily available.

I am responsible for 52 students in social students and literacy, and 49 students for speech communication.

Our school has a wonderful school climate and a very diverse population of students, including students from the Lummi Tribe. We have free and reduced lunch rate of 42.2%. We also house a Life Skills program, as well as a Behavior program in our building.

My Project

Escaping into a book. Many of my students have not had the pleasure of picking up a book and escaping into another world. I have quite a diverse group of students with a wide span of reading levels, which adds to the challenge.

My goal is to expose students to a variety of literature by having book talks.

Every week I will discuss 4-5 books and allow students to check out these books to read on their own. Once I know which books really interest students, I can help them find other books in the same genre to keep their interest in reading alive.

I truly feel that once a student finds just one book that touches their heart, they are more open to reading and finding new books. I really want my students to want to read because I know how much this will help their overall education.

Mrs. Schulz
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 220 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Auggie & Me Three Wonder Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.58 2 $11.16
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
All American Boys • AKJ Education $10.75 1 $10.75
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.68 1 $10.68
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 1 • AKJ Education $9.58 1 $9.58
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Among The Hidden • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
The Maze Runner (Book One) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28
Speak • AKJ Education $6.17 1 $6.17
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island of the Blue Dolphins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bud, Not Buddy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hatchet • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.48 1 $5.48
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.28 1 $5.28
Poppy • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Mouse and the Motorcycle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.05 1 $5.05
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Judy Moody Saves the World! • AKJ Education $4.21 1 $4.21
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark • AKJ Education $4.10 1 $4.10
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Biscuit • AKJ Education $2.80 1 $2.80

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