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Mrs. Chin Bradley from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Look!! We're Hooked on Books!

My students need interesting books to read for independent and whole class readings. They want books that fit their diverse reading levels and personal tastes.

  • $1,226 goal

This project expired on January 25, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We repeat every day: I am smart, I am strong, I am somebody, I was somebody when I came here, and I'll be a better somebody when I leave! We have to believe it to achieve it!

My eighth grade students are excited about reading, however, the book selections in my classroom do not excite them!

They have requested titles that relate to their lives, as well as genres they are interested in. My students want to have fun reading and learning, and many desire to be engaged through texts and lessons. This project will help me meet their needs.

My Project

Students will be reading books in their enrichment and intervention groups. They will also use these books for independent reading to boost reading stamina. Students will create projects related to the books they have read. We often read independently twice a week for 20 minutes. Students complete a reading journal after each reading.

You have heard that reading broadens our minds and expands our horizons.

Some of my children may never leave the streets of Bridgeport. Reading will offer them a gateway to what is out there in our world, and even our universe!

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
145th Street • AKJ Books $6.49 30 $194.70
Lord of the Flies • AKJ Books $6.00 30 $180.00
We Beat the Street • AKJ Books $5.19 15 $77.85
Walter Dean Myers w/ Teacher Guide (11 bk set) • AKJ Books $75.11 1 $75.11
Bluford Series - Boxed Set (20 books, decorative set) - see note • AKJ Books $53.99 1 $53.99
Sharon Draper (6 bk set) • AKJ Books $41.57 1 $41.57
Sharon C. Flake (3 bk set) • AKJ Books $19.69 1 $19.69
Sarah Dessen Gift Set Sarah Dessen • AKJ Books $17.53 1 $17.53
Nightfall (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #1), Vol. 1 L. • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Shadow Souls (Vampire Diaries: The Return Series #2) L. J. S • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Silent Night: A Christmas Suspense Story R. L. Stine, Patric • AKJ Books $7.77 1 $7.77
Everlost • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1 Alexander Gordon Smith • AKJ Books $7.14 1 $7.14
Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel • AKJ Books $6.50 1 $6.50
Panic • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Avalon High: Coronation #3: Hunter''s Moon • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventu • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Game • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Nation • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
On the Devil''s Court • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The Awakening (Vampire Diaries Series #1) L. J. Smith • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The Awakening (Vampire Diaries Series #1) L. J. Smith • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
The Vampire Diaries #3-4: The Fury and Dark Reunion L. J. Sm • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Nightfall • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Avalon High: Coronation #2: Homecoming • AKJ Books $6.49 1 $6.49
Titan Clash Sigmund Brouwer • AKJ Books $6.47 1 $6.47
Juice (Orca Soundings) • AKJ Books $6.47 1 $6.47
I Know What You Did Last Summer Lois Duncan • AKJ Books $5.85 1 $5.85
Night Hoops • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Don''t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls Series #3) • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
The Sorcerer of the North • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
The Odyssey (Graphic Classics Series) Adapted by Fiona Macdo • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
The Missing Girl Norma Fox Mazer • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Out of My Mind • AKJ Books $5.84 1 $5.84
Death By Latte • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
From Mixed-up Files Mrs. • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
The Dead and the Gone (Life As We Knew It #2) Susan Beth Pfe • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
November Blues • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Fearst Stepsister • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
The Serpent''s Children • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
The Killer''s Cousin • AKJ Books $5.19 1 $5.19
Umbrella Summer • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Escape From Memory • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
River Thunder Will Hobbs • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Jack''s Run • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Flip-Flop Girl • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker''-USE 9780763674601 • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics) • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
1800 Code Name • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Abduction • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Coach Carter • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Football Genius • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
The Black Pearl Scott O''Dell • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst All-night Party • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst Secret Admirer • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst First Date • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst Best Friend • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst Confession • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Fearst Rich Girl • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Midnight Games • AKJ Books $4.54 1 $4.54
Who Has Seen the Beast? (Adventure) • AKJ Books $4.52 1 $4.52
Drive-By Lynne Ewing • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Fearst Perfect Date • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Fearst Killer''s Kiss • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
The Boy Next Door • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Last Summer with Maizon • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
Deadly Game Of Magic • AKJ Books $3.87 1 $3.87
Walkabout • AKJ Books $3.24 1 $3.24

Materials cost

$996.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,041.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$183.78

Total project goal

$1,225.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,225.18

6 Donors

-$1,200.18

Donations toward project cost

-$1,020.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.03

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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