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Mrs. Dees from Valley Spgs AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High-Interest Classroom Library

My students need high interest books to read! I've included popular authors like Rick Riordan and Sarah J. Maas, as well as less familiar ones, like Maria V. Snyder, to introduce them to new authors!

  • $589 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small high school full of wonderful students, but we're a school without a lot of money. As a result, there's not much money to put toward having a classroom library. In my previous 8 years of teaching, the years where I felt my students performed the best were the years that I had a full classroom library of current books at the appropriate reading and interest levels that we could read and share with one another.

It is my intention to provide ready access to high interest, age appropriate texts in my classroom to share with and recommend to my students to increase both their love of reading and reading ability.

Access to text is one of the most important factors in building a reader. Coming from a small school in a low income area, many of my students haven't grown up in homes where there were a lot of book available to read. I want to provide books in my room that they can get easily anytime they want to borrow one. I also want to provide them with a lot of books that I have read and can recommend to them.

My Project

One of the most important skills our students need is the ability to read well. It's much easier to practice that skill when they enjoy what they're reading. Kelly Gallagher, author of Readicide, says that access to interesting, age appropriate text is one of the most important factors in getting kids to read.

I want to get high-interest, young adult novels to create a classroom library for my students.

Having great books in my room allows for ease of check-out, and allows me and my students to easily share books with one another and do book talks for the class.

I chose a combination of popular authors, like Rick Riordan, and less familiar authors, like Maria V. Snyder that write books in popular genres. I also tried to choose a lot of books that I had read myself so that it would be easier for me to recommend books to students in my classes. With these books, we'll be able to spend class time each week enjoying reading while also building reading fluency and stamina for our regular classroom work.

Mrs. Dees
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chronicles Of Ixia 6 Book Set: Poison Study / Magic Study / Fire Study / Shadow Study / Night Study / Dawn Study • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Trylle Boxed Set (TP 1-3): Switched, Torn, Ascend (A Trylle Novel) • Amazon Business $26.39 1 $26.39
Shatter Me Series Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
The Trials of Apollo Book Three The Burning Maze • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
The Gauntlet (Cage) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
The Hunt (Cage) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Infinite (Incarnate Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
(Don't You) Forget About Me • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Execution: Escape from Furnace 5 • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
A Million Worlds with You (Firebird) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
The Truth of the Matter (The Homelanders) • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
United as One (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Final Hour (The Homelanders) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Her Dark Curiosity (Madman's Daughter) • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
The Cage • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4 • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2 The Hammer of Thor • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
The Long Way Home (The Homelanders) • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Incarnate (Incarnate Trilogy) • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Another Little Piece • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders) • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
A Cold Legacy (Madman's Daughter) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Made for You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Asunder (Incarnate Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Fate of Ten (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2 • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Madman's Daughter • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Throne of Glass • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Revenge of Seven (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird) • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11
Trials of Apollo, The Book One The Hidden Oracle • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies) • Amazon Business $5.14 1 $5.14

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