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Mrs. K. from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Books to Give Students Options to Read More!

My students need 47 relevant and interest sparking books to read for the independent reading requirement in 7th grade.

  • $561 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you read a book you couldn't put down? I want my students to have many books to choose from in the classroom that will develop and extend a love for reading. Their experience in the language arts classroom should be one that includes many books.

The students are in middle school facing many challenges in their lives.

There is no public library nearby for them to check out books. They are kids just wanting to fit in, regardless of where they come from. They may be in special ed, or being raised by other people other than parents, or they may be homeless, or may not have many books in the home available to read. Opportunities to get to the school library are seldom leaving students to try and go before or after school. They need more opportunities to read.

My Project

Having a classroom library allows them to see what types of books may interest them and allows the teacher to make more connections with the students. These resources will allow me to give book talks with the students to peak their interest in reading. My students will learn to appreciate independent reading as more than just a requirement, but as life long learners and readers.

As students walk through my doors this September, I want them to enter a language arts classroom that is print rich with many opportunities to broaden their reading experiences.

They should be able to see bookshelves with reading books, rather than empty ones. The books will be used by students year after year. Students will be able to write book reviews to leave for future students. They will get to suggest more books to buy to expand the classroom library! Thank you for your support!

Mrs. K.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $9.99 1 $9.99
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Three Volume Boxed Set Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $11.10 1 $11.10
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #4), Vol. 4 Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $31.00 1 $31.00
Hatchet (Brian's Saga Series #1) Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Demigod Files (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $4.25 1 $4.25
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $59.45 1 $59.45
Where the Red Fern Grows Wilson Rawls • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Sounder William H. Armstrong, James Barkley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Cool Mad Libs(Mad Libs Series) Roger Price, Leonard Stern • Barnes and Noble $1.69 1 $1.69
Loser Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell, Lois Lowry (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Dear Mr. Henshaw Beverly Cleary, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Old Yeller Fred Gipson, Steven Polson • Barnes and Noble $3.40 1 $3.40
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
100 Cupboards N. D. Wilson • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Tangerine Edward Bloor, Danny De Vito (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths Bernard Evslin, William Hofmann (Illustrator), Bernard Evslin (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Touching Spirit Bear Ben Mikaelsen • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Wednesday Wars Gary D. Schmidt • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Schooled Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Savvy Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Rules Cynthia Lord • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Seedfolks Paul Fleischman, Judy Pedersen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Artemis Fowl Boxed Set: Books 1-5 Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $23.94 1 $23.94
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Barry Moser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Lawn Boy Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.55 1 $5.55
Scat Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $7.68 1 $7.68
Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Dandelion Fire (100 Cupboards Series #2) N. D. Wilson • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Inkspell (Inkheart Trilogy #2) Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set #1: Books 1-6 R. A. Montgomery • Barnes and Noble $20.48 1 $20.48
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $6.84 1 $6.84

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