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Ms. Shirley from Lakewood CO is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School ELA: Engaging All Readers!

Help me give my students supplies to help them thrive in 8th grade reading and writing!

  • $1,024 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, enthusiastic, and passionate. After a year of hybrid and online, they are beyond excited to be back in the classroom. I have some students who are avid readers and love all things literature. I have others who it is hard to have them sit down and read a book. It is a personal goal of the 8th grade ELA teachers to have a book in every students hands that they enjoy.

My Project

All of the supplies listed here will help students in more ways than one. Books are an essential part of an ELA classroom and all of those listed here will engage readers of all kinds.

Unfortunately, for the 2022-2023 school year, my school has cut all funding for classroom materials.

That means any books or supplies my students might need will have to come out of my own pocket. A majority of my students come from homes that do not have extra money for these materials as well. Any funding for this project will go directly towards helping students engage with all material.

This project has multiples listed for books and supplies as I will be splitting this with my partner ELA teacher if we are so lucky to be funded. My students would be so lucky to have materials and books like this in the future!

Ms. Shirley
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings of Fire #1-#4: A Graphic Novel Box Set (Wings of Fire Graphic Novels #1-#4) • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
They Wish They Were Us • Amazon Business $9.13 8 $73.04
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 12 Marker Packs with 10 Colors, School Supplies, Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $30.26 2 $60.52
Concrete Rose • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
You Have a Match: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.28 4 $53.12
THE COUSINS • Amazon Business $12.64 4 $50.56
Fescuty Fidget Toys Pack Set Pop Fidgets Toy Sets Packs, Fidget Toys Pack Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety Tools (23 Packs) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Amazon Basics Wide Ruled Wirebound Spiral Notebook, 70 Sheets - 5 Pack, Assorted Solid Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Amazon Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened, HB Lead - Box of 150, Bulk Box • Amazon Business $12.18 4 $48.72
One of the Good Ones • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Firekeeper's Daughter • Amazon Business $10.23 4 $40.92
Miles Morales: Shock Waves (Original Spider-Man Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $9.40 4 $37.60
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $9.34 4 $37.36
Mr. Pen Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Pack of 28 • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $7.91 4 $31.64
Mead Loose Leaf Paper, Filler Paper, Reinforced, College Ruled, 100 Sheets, 10-1/2" x 8", 3 Hole Punched, 12 Pack (72428) • Amazon Business $31.51 1 $31.51

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