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Mrs. Patinella from Fullerton CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Nook for Listening and Reading

Help me give my students a library nook with fun books and audio book listening options to boost their love of reading!

  • $654 goal

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My Students

I am a middle school Theater and English teacher. My 8th grade ELA students are sometimes hesitant to read, and I would like to give them a safe space to read when they need a break, or just want to curl up with a good book.

I hope to inspire a love of reading in all my students with a fun and meaningful classroom library.

I will start with copies of books that made me into an avid reader, and fill out the library with books specifically requested by my students, to ensure they want to read.

I love teaching both theater and English, and hope to give my students the confidence to be themselves, and start them on the path toward effective communication and presentation, and develop a love of reading!

My Project

Many of my students have difficulty reading. In an effort to increase comprehension, and introduce the idea of reading for pleasure, I want to create a library space in my classroom. This is something that many middle school rooms do not have. The library nook will give them a safe space to read books they want to read when they have downtime, or simply need a break.

The library will include books that students request to read for fun, as well as a listening area for those in need of a differentiated option for reading.

The library will begin a reading for pleasure movement in my classroom.

Mrs. Patinella
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 155 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindle E-reader - White, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible - Includes Special Offers • Amazon Business $71.99 4 $287.96
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.69 5 $58.45
The Hobbit • Amazon Business $12.09 4 $48.36
The Giver (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
The Chronicles of Narnia Complete 7 Volume Set • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95

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