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

Literacy is Cool, Building Lifelong Literacy Lovers

My students need a variety of high-interest novels, including Stormbringers, We are All Made of Molecules, and the first two books in the City of Ember series.

  • $158 goal

This project expired on March 17, 2016.

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My Students

It always seems to be that being smart is not "cool." It is a teacher's job to combat that stigma and encourage students to embrace their "coolness." Creating a lifelong love of literacy in the classroom combats this stigma. It is my goal to make literacy 'cool' through embracing reading in class.

They come from a variety of socio-economical and racial backgrounds and academic levels.

In my classroom specifically, I teach 8th grade English. My students have a variety of academic needs, ranging from IEP and ELL students to students that are far above grade level.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of fiction novels including Stormbringers, We are All Made of Molecules, and the first two books in the City of Ember series to help build my classroom library. I strongly believe that in an English classroom students should have ready access to all genres of books. By just having novels in the classroom, students see that a literary environment is being fostered. My students will have time each day to independently read a book of their choosing. Having novels accessible in the classroom allows students more time to read by not having to go to the library to select a book each time. By setting aside time each day in class to read, my students learn how important reading is in their every day lives and how much of a positive impact it can have on their grades in every class, not just English, as strong literacy skills are a key component to succeeding academically.

Donating to my classroom library will help create a literary environment in my classroom, help students learn to love reading, and help them become more successful academically.

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

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
The Game of Love and Death • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
Zeroes • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
We Are All Made of Molecules • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stormbringers (Order of Darkness) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
The People of Sparks: Book of Ember 2 (Books of Ember) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54

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