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  • $464 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Taylor
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Looking for Books to Love!

My students need a variety of books and books sets, including "Hidden," "Island of Silence, " two Grade 5 Book Sets and many more, to inspire good reading habits and encourage life-long learning.

My Students

Have you ever wanted to read a good book, but they were all boring, outdated, or (even worse) nonexistent? That's what I want to avoid happening with my students by providing them with a wide variety of relevant, age-appropriate reading material that motivates all students to read regularly.

Our school's mission is to develop civic-minded leaders, accomplished writers, and resilient life-long learners; my personal mission as an educator is to encourage students to find their passion and to create an environment where that passion can grow.

My 6th and 7th grade students are a diverse group in every sense of the word, especially when it comes to reading interests. Some are struggling readers, others read avidly, and many fall in between. A group as diverse as this needs a classroom library that can meet their needs. Since we are a small school we do not have a school library on campus. This means that if students can't easily access books in our classroom libraries then there are not many other places they can go to get new reading materials.

My Project

This set of books would provide my students an opportunity to love reading and to foster that desire to read throughout the year. By having a wide variety of books represented in the classroom, reluctant readers and avid readers alike will be able to encounter books that they love and cannot put down. This choice and independence is necessary in developing a personal intrinsic love for reading in each student. Not only will my students have access to these books during independent reading time (which ensures increased comprehension, fluency, and time on task), students will also use these resources as inspiration across the curriculum. These novels can be used as mentor texts in many different subject areas and will ultimately improve their ability to analyze main ideas and create cross-curricular connections.

A wide variety of grade-level appropriate books would make a huge difference in helping motivate students to read regularly and to love doing it.

By including currently popular titles as well as traditionally read ones, students can personally connect to a variety of stories and find relevance in what they read. With literacy being a top predictor of future success, it is important that we give our students the best opportunities possible to be highly literate your support would help do this

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 6 Favorites • AKJ Books $53.95 1 $53.95
Grade 5 Fiction • AKJ Books $53.21 1 $53.21
Grade 5 Favorites • AKJ Books $46.55 1 $46.55
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl • AKJ Books $25.86 1 $25.86
Wonderstruck • AKJ Books $21.89 1 $21.89
The False Prince • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Runaway King • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Hidden • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Island of Silence • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Cirque Du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
If I Stay - PB • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
The Vampire''s Assistant • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cirque Du Freak #3: Tunnels Of Blood • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cirque Du Freak #4: Vampire Mountain • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cirque Du Freak #5: Trials Of Death • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Out of My Mind • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
You''ll Like It Here (Everybody Does) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Okay for Now • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Stuart Little 60th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Quarterback Season • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$329.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$394.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.54

Total project goal

$463.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.59

5 Donors

-$231.79

Donations toward project cost

-$197.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.77

match offer

-$231.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 70 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Girard Foundation and 5 other donors.

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