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Mrs. Lutz from Plant City FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Want to Read That Book!

My students need books that are engaging and interesting. Many of my students are reluctant readers, so included books that have been made into movies, graphic novels and books that relate to their age and culture.

  • $644 goal

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My Students

I teach in an public school in a very large school district. My school is located in a suburban/rural area. There are many farms near by, but there is also the conveniences of the suburbs.

Although I was nervous to start working at a new school, in a new state, my students have been very welcoming and receptive!

It's hard to describe "my students" because all 125 of them are so unique. Some come from stable homes, some do not; some come from migrant families, some do not; some come from homes with enough money, some do not; some live in the suburban part of the district, some do not; some like reading, and some do not and some are at or above level, some are not.

Despite the challenges students may bring to school with them everyday, they come ready to learn. I am here everyday, ready to help them overcome their obstacles and help them reach their goals.

My Project

Many of my students are reluctant readers. Either there's too many other "fun" things going on around them and/or they aren't very "good" at reading. So many times, kids tell me that they don't like to read, but they like to watch movies. Movies are stories, just like books; therefore, I included many books that are also movies (The Book Thief, The Lightening Thief and Wonder). I also got many books that my students can relate to (The House on Mango Street and I'm not your Perfect Mexican Daughter). These books are the kind that my students will WANT to read!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four • Amazon Business $31.57 1 $31.57
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $29.08 1 $29.08
Fablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon Prison • Amazon Business $25.34 1 $25.34
The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set • Amazon Business $24.69 1 $24.69
The Kane Chronicles Box Set • Amazon Business $23.15 1 $23.15
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 2 $16.48
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $7.69 2 $15.38
Caramelo • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Wonder • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
This One Summer • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Fangirl: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Bad Boy: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hoops • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom • Amazon Business $9.72 1 $9.72
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Ghosts • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Sunrise Over Fallujah • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Fallen Angels • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
American Street • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Sisters • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
To kill a mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Go Ask Alice • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Drama • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
If I Stay • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic LIfe • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Night (Night) • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

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