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Ms. Michalek from Danbury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books for Struggling Readers

My students need highly engaging books with lower lexile levels to get them hooked on reading and make them feel successful!

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My eighth graders are energetic, unique, special children, who make each day special for me. Entering my classroom, you will see a diverse group of students who are excited to learn. Their excitement, in turn, makes me excited to teach.

For many of my students, school is where they feel most at home.

A majority of my students receive free or reduced price lunch. Many of my students are separated from their families. Some arrive at school unable to speak or understand English, yet they come to school each day to learn and improve their lives.

My Project

A well-stocked classroom library is key to increasing literacy in students. In order to be effective, there must be a variety of texts, including books at all different reading levels.

Struggling readers need to feel successful if they are to develop a love of reading.

High interest books at their independent reading level are critical in fostering a passion for reading.

I am requesting books that would be used during independent reading time, in class and, ideally, at home. Struggling readers need many options of books to read, so that they do not feel limited in their book choices. These books will help my struggling readers feel empowered, successful, and excited about reading.

Ms. Michalek
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Marked (Orca Currents) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Vanish (Orca Currents) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.31 1 $8.31
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Benched (Orca Currents) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Honest Truth • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11

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