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Ms. D. from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Highly Engaging Text Keeps Readers Reading!

Help me give my students more high interest books, such as Big Nate and the Eerie Elementary Series, in order to strengthen their love for reading as well as their reading comprehension!

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I teach the most amazing 3rd graders. My students live close to school and have a tight community among the families. Most of our students speak one or two other languages first and are now practicing their English skills at school. We are located in a very diverse area of our urban city. The students come from many backgrounds and experiences. We are over 80% free lunch and 28% of our school population is in unstable housing.

My classroom is a place where students from diverse backgrounds are able to come together and share their experiences.

Our school focuses on building a community of learners and supporting children to develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically.

My students love to read when there is engaging books for them to access. They love to laugh, they care for each other, and they love to learn. In addition to the Common Core Standards, we focus on teaching the whole child. We do this by teaching our students to be emotionally literate.

My Project

These highly engaging books will capture the students' interest right away. By doing this, they will fall in love with reading. Avid readers become great learners in all subjects. As they read these high interest texts, they will build decoding skills, use critical thinking and questioning, and grow their comprehension abilities. They've become interested in learning about real people, especially those who have made a difference in our world.

I want nothing more than for these students to have an engaging book with them at all times.

I hear time and time again: "There's nothing to read!" or "Do you have the next book in this series?" I always want to say "yes!" but I cannot every time, because we don't have the resources. Currently the books we have access to are in poor shape and don't interest them.

Having these books not only will create a fuller class library, the various series will give them multiple books to read once they're finished with the first one. They will turn them into readers!

Ms. D.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Kitty's Complete Purrfect Boxed Set Seven Chapter Books Plus the Bad Kitty Keep Your Paws Off My Journal Journal by Nick Bruel by Nick Bruel (2015-08-02) • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set • Amazon Business $36.45 1 $36.45
Warriors: The New Prophecy Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete Second Series • Amazon Business $27.87 1 $27.87
Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) • Amazon Business $11.04 2 $22.08
Disney Gravity Falls Cinestory Comic Boxed Set • Amazon Business $19.36 1 $19.36
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Miss Communication (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Big Nate: In the Zone • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Big Nate: Game On! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Naruto, Vol. 2: The Worst Client • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Big Nate Goes for Broke • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Big Nate Flips Out • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Share Your Smile: Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13 • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate: I Can't Take It! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Big Nate Makes the Grade • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Big Nate: Welcome to My World • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Big Nate Goes Bananas! • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Daisy the Kitten (Dr. KittyCat #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Art Show Attacks!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Posy the Puppy (Dr. KittyCat #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Clover the Bunny (Dr. KittyCat #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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