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Mr. Brousseau from Milan MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Initiative: Books for Struggling Readers

My students need high interest books to encourage literacy and promote reading skills.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When students enter high school reading below grade level they often feel angry and defeated. They know they "aren't as smart as others," or at least feel that way. Too often they avoid reading and the associated benefits of improved literacy. We need high interest and engaging books for them!

Our students are generally the lowest performing students in the school.

The "General English 10 Class" is for those students struggling with reading and writing. They have experienced disappointment in past courses regarding reading. They often see themselves as poor students and claim they "never do well" in school. Our rural district is facing the same challenges as all districts: declining funding. As our staff has determined that improving literacy in all forms of text is our student body's greatest need, we have focused our course on that goal. Students are required to read in and out of class.

My Project

Having these books will give our students a substantial variety of options we currently do not have. Reading is so important in school and even more so in the work place. We need to help students be prepared for the literacy demands of the job market. The books selected represent a variety of genres and will help students learn to analyze various types of text.

Having these resources available will encourage our students as they prepare for their futures in college or in the work force.

Thank you for taking the time to read this request! I appreciate your consideration in helping fund this project.

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Mr. Brousseau
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Endless Steppe • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Grade 8 - Favorites • AKJ Books $59.72 1 $59.72
Grade 8 - NonFiction • AKJ Books $65.56 1 $65.56
After The War • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Daniel Half Human • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Letters from a Slave Girl • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush Cal • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Shackleton''s Stowaway • AKJ Books $4.81 1 $4.81
S. O. S. Titanic • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Soldier Boys • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Stones in Water • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Monkey Town • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
My Brother Sam Is Dead (Trade) • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Private Peaceful • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Movie Tie In) • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Executioner''s Daughter • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Falconer''s Knot • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
The Midwife''s Apprentice • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Witch of Blackbird Pond • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Be More Chill Ned Vizzini • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Turnabout • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Condemned • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Where is Mr. Zane? • AKJ Books $3.66 1 $3.66
Under Siege (Science Fiction) • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
All-in Pete Hautman • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Boarder Patrol Erin Thomas • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Soldier''s Heart • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Weedflower Cynthia Kadohata • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Cobra Strike Sigmund Brouwer • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Football Genius • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Juice (Orca Soundings) • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Hoops • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Heart of a Champion • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
On the Devil''s Court • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Poser • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Shots on Goal • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Slam! • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Trapped James Moloney, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.40 2 $8.80
And Nobody Got Hurt!: The World''s Weirdest, Wackiest, True S • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Gold Medal for Weird • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Football Nightmare • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Fang of the Vampire (Scream Street Series #1) Tommy Donbavan • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Heart of the Mummy (Scream Street Series #3) Tommy Donbavand • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Bonechiller Graham McNamee • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Jacked Carrie Mac • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36

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