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Mrs. Dykes from Moss Point MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Literature

My students need books for our classroom library to foster their love for reading!

  • $862 goal

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My Students

120 sixth graders make every day exciting at ECMS! My students are energetic and eager to learn. It is such an exciting time because they are new to middle school life. They are learning responsibility and independence. They have the ability to make their own decisions and choices about their educational success.

Sixth grade is about finding self-confidence and discovering who you are as a person, a friend, and a student.

My students are learning that they have a voice and different opinions than their friends. This sparks intense and interesting debates on literature pieces in the classroom. We are learning life lessons together, and I'm so lucky to have such an amazing group of students!

My Project

Confidence is the key to finding a love of reading and experiencing new things through literature. I want to expose my students to multiple genres, authors, plots, subjects, etc. This way, they will become confident in their reading and comprehension abilities. We are searching for the "CAN DO!" attitude, which can be difficult for middle school age students.

Students need to understand that there are limitless possibilities when it comes to reading.

They can read anything they choose and be transported to anywhere their hearts desire through literature. Being from a small town, my students are not often given the gift of travel. However, I believe literature can be their portal to experiencing new adventures in different worlds.

The power of choice is thrilling to students because they feel responsible for their education. Having the ability to walk into a huge library or book store without being overwhelmed and having the confidence to choose a book is my goal for all of my students.

Most of my students dislike reading because they have put limits on their book selections. "I can only read this series, this author, books on this topic, or on this specific book level." Therefore, my goal for my sixth graders is to build up their confidence through literature, so that they can understand their true potential.

Mrs. Dykes
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Wreck (Series of Unfortunate Events box set, #1-13) • AKJ Education $131.40 1 $131.40
Dork Diaries Squee-tastic Collection Books 1-10 Plus 3 1/2 • AKJ Education $112.41 1 $112.41
Plastic Bins 6 pack assorted colors • AKJ Education $35.03 2 $70.06
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Books #1-7 • AKJ Education $63.46 1 $63.46
Series Sampler - Diary of a Wimpy Kid (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $41.76 1 $41.76
Baseball Card Adventure (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $40.35 1 $40.35
Chronicles of Narnia (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $39.60 1 $39.60
Warriors Box Set The Complete First Series • AKJ Education $31.38 1 $31.38
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Nancy Drew (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
Hardy Boys (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $20.17 1 $20.17
The Land of Stories Paperback Gift Set • AKJ Education $19.71 1 $19.71
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Hatchet • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28

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