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Ms. J. from El Cerrito CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening to Literature in Reading Clubs

Help me give my students access to great literature with award winning fiction and audio books.

  • $1,125 goal

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My Students

My 6th grade students bring so much to our classroom every day: They are athletes, comedians, scholars, musicians, artists, technology whizzes and world travelers. They bring their uniqueness to our classroom and everyone has their place within our decorated classroom walls. I am a general education teacher in a large, urban school district in the San Francisco Bay Area. My students are eager to learn and they are encouraged to be independent and self-reliant learners.

What I love most about being a 6th grade teacher is when we come together to discuss ideas and solutions to problems, they often surprise me with their ingenuity and maturity level.

I strive to build a strong sense of community with my students. We meet regularly in a circle on the rug in order to have classroom meetings where everyone has a voice and has an opportunity to contribute. My students and I especially love read aloud time where I read to them a good story or current event article. Their insightful contributions to the ensuing discussion is truly the best part of my day!

My Project

My students are avid, independent readers. Some of them, however, will benefit from listening to good books being read to them on cd, while they follow along in their print books.

I have a good number of English language learners who, although capable and bright, cannot yet access books at their grade level reading.

I don't want this to be a reason why they don't read. There are so many wonderful stories they can listen to, and in time, they will begin to acquire stronger language skills to be able to read them on their own.

This collection of books and audio books, will enhance our classroom book library and give students who are reading below grade level a way to enjoy and contribute to their literature book clubs.

Ms. J.
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 bk set) • AKJ Education $65.04 4 $260.16
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire • AKJ Education $69.95 1 $69.95
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.49 6 $62.94
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 5 $62.00
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows • AKJ Education $58.36 1 $58.36
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince • AKJ Education $54.75 1 $54.75
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix • AKJ Education $54.75 1 $54.75
General Math (6 Books) • AKJ Education $49.22 1 $49.22
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban • AKJ Education $40.11 1 $40.11
Geometry (6 Books) • AKJ Education $35.69 1 $35.69
His Dark Materials, Book I: The Golden Compass • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $21.86 1 $21.86
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History Of The Earth • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Before She Was Harriet : The Story of Harriet Tubman • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10

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