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  • $1,177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Wolfrom
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 16 donors
  • $0 still needed

Literacy is Freedom Classroom Library

My students need a classroom library of high-interest novels to cultivate a life-long love of reading.

My Students

At our school, we have a quote that we often share with students to describe the classrooms within our walls. It states, "This is the room that has the kids who want to learn to read more books to build a better tomorrow."

One of the greatest challenges my 6th grade students face is that the incredible pressure of meeting standards on annual state tests is creating incredible resistance to reading in the students who need to be reading the most.

An increased focus on test scores has prevented many of my students from discovering books that they truly love--books that will allow them to develop a lifelong love of reading. My students are passionate, inquisitive, and joyful; however, the majority of my students entered our school, on average, at least three years below grade-level in reading last year, hindering their love for reading. In addition to focusing on teaching crucial skills that will allow my students to succeed on our state tests, I am working to cultivate an independent love of reading within each of my students this year, a love of literacy that they can carry with them to and through college.

My Project

The Alliance for Excellent Education points to nearly 24 million students who struggle to read their textbooks in the classroom setting. Of these 24 million struggling students, nearly 3,000 struggling readers will drop out of school every single day. This will not be the story of my students. As a believer in the power of literacy as the most powerful equalizer in our society, it is my responsibility to strengthen my students' abilities to interact with challenging and engaging texts while promoting a love of learning. In my classroom this year and in years to come, students must be reading books that interest them and books that they choose on a daily basis.

Katherine Patterson stated, "It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own." This brings me to the DonorsChoose community.

Literacy is freedom, and your help in building a library of high-interest novels for my classroom will allow 120 students to read something they enjoy every single day.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set ( • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
Crackback • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Mockingjay • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
Catching Fire • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
Gallagher Girls: 3 Book Boxed Set Ally Carter • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Hunger Games (PB) • AKJ Books $8.02 2 $16.04
Divergent • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Reached • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Truth About Forever • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Crossed • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till • AKJ Books $13.86 2 $27.72
Lemonade Mouth • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Knights of the Hill Country • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
The Skin I''m In • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Illegal • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Mockingbird • AKJ Books $11.67 2 $23.34
Wonder • AKJ Books $11.67 2 $23.34
A Step from Heaven • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Ball Don''t Lie Matt de la Pena • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Parttime Indian • AKJ Books $10.95 2 $21.90
Flight • AKJ Books $10.22 2 $20.44
Middle School: Get Me out of Here! • AKJ Books $10.21 2 $20.42
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee • AKJ Books $10.21 2 $20.42
Rooftop • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Black and White • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Running Out Of Time • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (HC) • AKJ Books $10.18 2 $20.36
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Books $9.49 2 $18.98
Diary of a Parent Trainer • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
Gustav Gloom and the People Taker • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
Book Thief - pb • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
The Fault in Our Stars (Movie Tie-in) • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
Darth Paper Strikes Back • AKJ Books $9.45 2 $18.90
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee • AKJ Books $9.45 2 $18.90
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger • AKJ Books $9.45 2 $18.90
Miss Peregrine''s Home for Peculiar Children • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
I Am the Messenger • AKJ Books $8.02 2 $16.04
Matched • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Looking for Alaska • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Lying Game • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Scorpions • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Bad Boy • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Scorch Trials • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Death Cure • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
The Maze Runner • AKJ Books $7.29 2 $14.58
Phineas Gage • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Giver (Trade) • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Homeboyz Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $6.56 2 $13.12
Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature Robin Brande • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Middle School, The Worst Years Of My Life • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
La Linea • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Hoopster Alan Lawrence Sitomer • AKJ Books $5.83 2 $11.66
Finally • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
When You Reach Me • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Author Visit Vendetta Jarrett J. Krosoczk • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Liar & Spy • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Charlie Joe Jackson''s Guide to Not Reading • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Charlie Joe Jackson''s Guide to Extra Credit • AKJ Books $5.10 2 $10.20
Mississippi Trial, 1955 • AKJ Books $4.37 2 $8.74

Materials cost

$955.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$999.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$176.47

Total project goal

$1,176.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,176.44

15 Donors

-$792.26

Donations toward project cost

-$681.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.04

match offer

-$375.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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This project will reach 120 students.

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