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  • $335 goal

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Mrs. Scaglione
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Middle School Students with the Reading Blues!

My students need 28 low level/high interest books, such as those from the "Bluford High" Series and others, like "Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid" to support reading and their work on their computerized literacy program.

My Students

My students are low level achieving 6th and 7th graders which can't quite read fluently on a 4th and 5th grade level. The students work in a computer program to help with high frequency words as well as reading comprehension. There is time after the class finishes their tasks to read, however I don't have enough books.

Ours is a very urban school with high poverty rates and often lacking "extra" funding.

Students and teachers are trying to close the academic gap and I believe are making significant progress. Unfortunately, our students aren't able to take a drive to Barnes & Noble or Walden's Bookstore to pick out and purchase a new book. Their parents can't afford the "extras".

My Project

These low level readers are working SO hard on improving their reading ability with identifying/understanding new vocabulary, as well as fluency, and their comprehension. There will be opportunities to perform "book previews"; I may model fluency or even have a student volunteer to read the first chapter of a new book enticing other students to borrow it next. We want to be able to talk about situations they encounter through reading and not leave idle time to just sit and wait for the next bell to ring. These low level readers need to experience the accomplishment of reading an entire book or complete series to boost their confidence.

As educators we are always challenged to get students reading.

As a first year teacher I don't have a big enough collection for all my students yet. Children need literacy confidence and access to as many books as possible to engage and inspire them. Students are not low level readers for life if we catch them now (middle school) and hone their interest and encourage their love of literacy.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo • AKJ BOOKS $6.50 2 $13.00
Lost and Found (Bluford High Series #1) Anne Schraff • AKJ BOOKS $3.71 1 $3.71
A Matter of Trust (Bluford High Series #2) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $3.60 1 $3.60
Payback (Bluford High Series #6) Paul Langan • AKJ BOOKS $3.60 1 $3.60
Someone to Love Me (Bluford High Series #4) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $3.60 1 $3.60
The Bully (Bluford High Series #5) Paul Langan • AKJ BOOKS $3.71 1 $3.71
Secrets in the Shadows (Bluford High Series #3) Anne Schraff, Paul Langan (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $3.71 1 $3.71
Until We Meet Again (Bluford High Series #7) Anne Schraff, Anne E. Schraff • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Blood is Thicker (Bluford High Series #8) Paul Langan, D. M. Blackwell • AKJ BOOKS $3.60 1 $3.60
Brothers in Arms (Bluford High Series #9) Paul Langan, Ben Alirez • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Jose Villarrubia (Illustrator), Attila Futaki (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.30 1 $9.30
Bone Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jeff Smith • AKJ BOOKS $18.43 1 $18.43
Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Series #8) David Gerrold, Stefan Petrucha, Rob Vollmar, Jim Salicrup, John L. Lansdale • AKJ BOOKS $7.40 1 $7.40
Warriors Manga Box Set: Graystripe's Adventure (Warriors Series) Erin Hunter, James Barry (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.15 1 $13.15
The Ugly Duckling: The Graphic Novel Adapted by Martin Powell, Aaron Blecha (Illustrator), Hans Christian Andersen • AKJ BOOKS $4.22 1 $4.22
Naruto: Chapterbook, Volume 2: The Tests of a Ninja Masashi Kishimoto, Masashi Kishimoto (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.50 1 $4.50
The Whole World's Crazy (Amelia Rules! Series), Vol. 1 Jimmy Gownley • AKJ BOOKS $8.53 1 $8.53
Naruto: Chapterbook, Volume 1: The Boy Ninja Masashi Kishimoto, Masashi Kishimoto (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.50 1 $4.50
The Ink Drinker Georges Moroz, Martin Matje (Illustrator), Georges Moroz (Translator), George Moroz (Translator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.50 2 $9.00
Hero Mike Lupica • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 2 $19.98
A Tale Dark and Grimm Adam Gidwitz, Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob W. Grimm • AKJ BOOKS $9.84 1 $9.84
13 Treasures Michelle Harrison • AKJ BOOKS $12.43 1 $12.43
One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia • AKJ BOOKS $9.62 1 $9.62
Heart of a Champion Carl Deuker • AKJ BOOKS $7.21 2 $14.42
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger • AKJ BOOKS $8.49 1 $8.49
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society Michael Buckley • AKJ BOOKS $6.27 2 $12.54
Big Nate: From the Top Lincoln Peirce • AKJ BOOKS $9.30 2 $18.60
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl Rachel Renee Russell, Rachel Renee Russell (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.54 2 $15.08

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