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  • $513 goal

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Mr. Guzman
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Independent Recreational Reading: Frequency Equals Fluency 2

My students need a wider variety of young adult novels added to their classroom library to promote independent and recreational reading. Frequency equals fluency!

My Students

My students are 125 of 2500 students who attend the largest high school in the second largest city in our state. They are currently challenged with a vocabulary grade level score of 9.33 and a reading comprehension grade level score of 10.33 and are working diligently with the teacher to increase both scores to their current grade level of 11.75. They currently have a buy-in with their teacher regarding this goal because they understand the necessity of being ready for the 12th grade level upon this school year's completion in June of 2014. They all work on activities to increase their vocabulary every Monday by building sentences with assigned vocabulary words that contain context clues to help their classmates determine proper meanings. On Fridays, they work together on exercises to increase their reading comprehension in groups and as a class. The teacher recently discovered the students' enjoyment of being read to through reading aloud sessions and practicing active reading.

Our students begin each class by writing in their daily journeys a common theme found and discussed in class by relating it to their own individual personal journeys in groups as a class.

They continually look forward to comparing and contrasting themselves with other characters in other books.

My Project

Our students will use the books to read individually and independently to further develop their comparing and contrasting skills to characters within the same piece of literature and characters in other pieces of literature. They then take what they have learned about the characters and relate those characteristics to their own personal experiences. While there will be an assigned number to students who will act as classroom librarians to earn themselves community service hours, all students will be able to sign books out of the classroom library and return them at their leisure. We are hoping that promoting independent reading will increase the students' vocabulary and reading comprehension performance. Frequency in reading will most definitely increase fluency in reading.

We are hoping this initiative will assist our students to appreciate books and reading and help promote their own desire to read recreationally beyond the teaching and learning setting within our school.

The books will help further the idea of having books readily available to students at all times, whether it be for the classes taking place within said classroom, or other classrooms throughout the building. As we earn further points, we would like to further our efforts to grow our library.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Beautiful Creatures Complete Paperback Collection • Amazon $40.00 1 $40.00
Inheritance Cycle 4-Book Trade Paperback Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) (The Inheritance Cycle) • Amazon $35.13 1 $35.13
The Complete Hush, Hush Saga: Hush, Hush; Crescendo; Silence; Finale (The Hush, Hush Saga) • Amazon $25.35 1 $25.35
Uglies: Uglies; Pretties; Specials; Extras • Amazon $22.04 1 $22.04
Shiver Trilogy Boxset (Shiver, Linger, Forever) • Amazon $21.34 1 $21.34
Thirteen Reasons Why • Amazon $6.87 3 $20.61
The Wrinkle in Time Quintet Boxed Set (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) • Amazon $20.46 1 $20.46
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) • Amazon $12.35 1 $12.35
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy) • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
Lola and the Boy Next Door • Amazon $5.86 2 $11.72
Eleanor & Park • Amazon $11.39 1 $11.39
Isla and the Happily Ever After • Amazon $11.37 1 $11.37
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) • Amazon $11.00 1 $11.00
Rapture (Fallen) • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89
Passion (Fallen, Book 3) • Amazon $9.88 1 $9.88
Torment (Fallen, Book 2) • Amazon $9.88 1 $9.88
Requiem (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Book 1) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 2) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Girls in Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 3) • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
Siege and Storm (The Grisha Trilogy) • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
Fallen • Amazon $8.61 1 $8.61
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon $7.48 1 $7.48
Paper Towns • Amazon $6.84 1 $6.84
Anna and the French Kiss • Amazon $6.12 1 $6.12
Delirium (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon $6.12 1 $6.12
Speak • Amazon $6.02 1 $6.02
Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon $6.02 1 $6.02
If I Stay • Amazon $6.01 1 $6.01
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy) • Amazon $5.72 1 $5.72

Materials cost

$399.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.93

Total project goal

$512.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.85

1 Donor

-$512.85

Donations toward project cost

-$435.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 125 students.

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