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Ms. Rayo from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Middle Schooler's Reading Motivation with Cool New Books!

My students need new books for our classroom library to increase reading motivation.

  • $385 goal

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My Students

Our school serves Pre-K through 6th grade and 98% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Due to budget cuts in our school district, our students do not have a lot of the resources that are necessary for learning all the time. Our 6th grade students, have many academic needs, but still manage to come to school every day ready and eager to learn. Even though our students don't always have what they need, they still continue to strive for what is important and that is making learning important in their lives.

My Project

Over the years, the books in my classroom have become worn down with missing pages due to students reading them. There are many amazing books that we would love to add to our classroom library, so my students can continue their love for reading. Unfortunately, due to the financial aspects in our school district, it is not possible to replace books very often.

Having new books in our classroom library will capture my students' attention and increase their motivation for reading.

Middle School students at this age, are beginning to form their own identities and interests and wouldn't it be wonderful to feed their reading interests by having a variety of books for them to choose from?

I would love to give my students the opportunity to have book choices that will allow them to satisfy their reading interests. Having these book choices will allow my middle school students to have control over what they read and increase their motivation in order to become life-long readers!

Ms. Rayo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
#TheRealCinderella (#BestFriendsForever) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Influence (Influence Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends: 4 All-New Adventures! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Hear Me (Breaking the Rules Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Modified: Book One in the Manipulated Series • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Gravity Falls Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! (Guide to Life) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Science Comics: Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Summer I Turned Pretty • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Dog Man and Cat Kid: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #4) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Wish • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63

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