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Ms. Martinez-Ross from Murray UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Martinez-Ross's Inclusive Classroom Library

Help me give my students high-interest classroom library books at a variety of levels and on a variety of subjects. Let's spark a love of reading!

  • $853 goal

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My Students

My students are all tackling their English credits through a variety of lenses. I teach Core English 11, Honors English 11, Concurrent Enrollment English 1010, and Creative Writing. This means that my learners are everywhere from reluctant readers who struggle to engage with grade-level texts (and who need remedial reading instruction in many cases), to gifted students looking for a class that will stretch their capabilities and earn them college credit.

All of my students have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many of them holding down jobs to help support their families, caring for younger siblings and cousins, and torn between their educational and personal obligations.

Some are using one of my courses to earn credit for and English class they did not pass last year for pandemic-related reasons, and as such are in need of even more support as they are at risk of not graduating on time.

As we are situated in an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse feeder pattern, our students require diverse classroom materials in order to see themselves in the classroom.

My Project

My students read on a variety of levels, from elementary all the way through college. They come from diverse backgrounds, have diverse interests, and need a classroom library that reflects the full spectrum of their experiences, aspirations, hopes, and fears.

The texts in this project were specifically selected to meet my students' literacy goals, pushing reluctant readers into captivating stories at their reading levels, and challenging advanced readers with advanced ideas, content, and vocabulary.

Students will be able to select books from this library for warm-up sustained silent reading time, as mentor texts to use as models when we engage in narrative writing, and just to have something to read at school or at home.

Ms. Martinez-Ross
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Crossover Series 3 Books Collection Set by Kwame Alexander (The Crossover, Booked & Rebound) • Amazon Business $30.96 1 $30.96
Karen M. McManus 2-Book Box Set: One of Us Is Lying and One of Us Is Next • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
On a Sunbeam • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Displacement • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
DUNE: The Graphic Novel, Book 1: Dune: Book 1 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Six Crimson Cranes • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
You've Reached Sam: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Poet X (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Beasts of Prey • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Iron Widow • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Once I Was You: A Memoir • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Marvelous Mirza Girls • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Starfish • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Best American Short Stories 2021 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Box in the Woods • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
You Have a Match: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
No somos de aquí / We Are Not from Here (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
The Best American Essays 2021 • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
The Undocumented Americans • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
You'll Be the Death of Me • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
One of the Good Ones • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Firekeeper's Daughter • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
The Far Away Brothers (Adapted for Young Adults): Two Teenage Immigrants Making a Life in America • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
We Are Not from Here • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wings of Ebony • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Run: Book One (Run, 1) • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Show Me a Sign (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50

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