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Mrs. Clinch from Venice FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature Circle Update

My students need books for Literature Circles that are current, interesting, and within their reading level.

  • $261 goal

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My Students

Our small charter middle school is located in a small, tight-knit beach community. Our commitment to teaching our students leadership skills is often displayed as they serve our community and earn reputations as responsible, kind young adults.

Middle school is an awkward time, and I feel so called to be an honest mentor and leader to these amazing kids as they navigate the changes in their world.

My 8th graders are incredibly special; they work so very hard to prepare themselves for high school. The commitment they show every day gives me so much hope for their futures. I am blessed to call myself their teacher!

My Project

Every year, one of my favorite units is Literature Circles. During Lit. Circles, groups of 4-6 students read one book, with each group in the class reading a different book. This is a student-led unit, with the students in charge of which book their group will read, as well as their discussions and lessons they learn from the books. Our school has some Literature Circle books, but many of them are outdated.

I would love to update our Literature Circle choices with books that were written in the last 15 years and are of high interest to my students.

In addition, many of our current books have high Lexiles, which is great for my advanced students. However, we could use a couple of choices that have lower reading levels, but are still age appropriate and interesting to 8th graders.

Thank you for helping our project!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $9.89 6 $59.34
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.52 5 $52.60
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $8.79 5 $43.95
Moon Over Manifest • Amazon Business $6.47 5 $32.35

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