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Ms. Cissi from Fenton MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

My students need books that interest and engage them while providing an appropriate level of challenge.

  • $385 goal

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My Students

My students are sophomores in high school. Most of my students are in my on-level sophomore class, others are in my honors sophomore class, and some are in my sophomore literature and composition class (a reading strategies class for struggling readers).

My students participate in Book Love, a student-first approach to foster stamina and intrigue in adolescent readers.

Among other things, Book Love involves students choosing whatever they want to read, ultimately cultivating lifelong readers who are hungry for their next book.

My Project

In order to learn to love reading again (or, perhaps, for the first time), students need books in which they see themselves. They need to connect to the books. They need books that challenge them, but not too much. Without this, students' success in reading is hindered.

I want reading to be a choice, not a chore.

They must be engaged, challenged, and, ultimately, supported. If students feel defeated by reading, we have not done our job. This list of books consists of high-interest, varied-level books for students to read. I believe in student choice, and these books will allow students to have several options to choose from.

Books like The Hate U Give and Girl in Translation deal with race and immigration, respectively, while Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Wonder address empathy through instances of bullying. Some books, like An Ember in the Ashes and Delirium, allow students to enter--and get lost in--a fantasy world.

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Persepolis Boxed Set: The Story of a Childhood / The Story of a Return • AKJ Education $21.10 1 $21.10
The Rules of Magic • AKJ Education $20.43 1 $20.43
The Kite Runner • AKJ Education $18.98 1 $18.98
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • AKJ Education $15.33 1 $15.33
The Kite Runner Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
The House of the Scorpion • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.57 1 $14.57
An Ember in the Ashes • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Delirium SE • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Serpent King • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One of Us Is Lying • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Red Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Escape from Camp 14 One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Girl in Translation • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 1 $10.78
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02

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