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Mrs. Kramer from Pontiac MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to Love to Read

Help me give my students high interest novels, motivational laptop stickers and an organized classroom.

  • $349 goal

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My Students

What was your favorite book in high school? Did you enjoy reading or only do it as it was assigned? The struggle to capture, and retain the attention of teenage readers can be a challenge.

I work in a technology based school within a large, urban school district.

My students have all made an extra effort to put aside all the daily struggles in their lives, knowing that having an education is the only way they are going to be able to get what they desire out of their lives. College is not seen as an option to my students; it is a requirement.

It is my goal to create an engaging classroom experience to make learning easier and more exciting for my students; which includes a library that reflects the diversity of its readers.

My Project

Very few of my students spend time reading anything that is not required. As with a large majority of teenagers, most of their time is spent texting, online or watching TV. I am requesting high interest, relatable books for my classroom library, as we do not have a school library. The selected books cover a range of diverse topics and cultures, to better reflect the student population that will be reading these books.

Through the support of this project, my students will be able to strengthen their reading comprehension, read about several different topics and enter a new world through the magic of literature.

Mrs. Kramer
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michael Vey Complete Collection Books 1-7: Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3; Michael Vey 4; Michael Vey 5; Michael Vey 6; Michael Vey 7 • Amazon Business $43.62 1 $43.62
Seville Classics 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Pearlescent Multi-Color, Multicolor (Pearlized) • Amazon Business $36.79 1 $36.79
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Home for Unwanted Girls: The heart-wrenching, gripping story of a mother-daughter bond that could not be broken – inspired by true events • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Sadie • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
If I Was Your Girl • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
The Handmaid's Tale • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Love Is the Higher Law • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Stickers for Water Bottles Big 50-Pack Cute,Waterproof,Aesthetic,Trendy Stickers for Teens,Girls Perfect for Waterbottle,Laptop,Phone,Travel Extra Durable 100% Vinyl • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Girl Cute Lovely Travel Map Laptop Stickers Water Bottle Skateboard Motorcycle Phone Bicycle Luggage Guitar Bike Sticker Decal 40pcs Pack (Travel Map) • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
Stickers Pack Cool, 100 Pcs Vinyl Waterproof Stickers, for Laptop, Luggage, Car, Skateboard, Motorcycle, Bicycle Decal Graffiti Patches (Stickers - 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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