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Mrs. Singleton from Rogersville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Singleton's Stellar Classroom Library

My students need high-quality, fiction and nonfiction books that are continually accessible to them in my classroom in order to develop literacy skills.

  • $499 goal

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My Students

Seventh-grade students are one-of-a-kind--there is never a dull moment in my day. My students are very candid, sometimes brutally so, and although that can be a challenge, it's a quality that I respect (I've been told that my hair looks like curly fries and that my classroom walls are old-man gray).

My students notice everything around them, including the state of our facilities, and it has become a recent goal of mine to create the best environment for my students that I possibly can in terms of educational, physical, and emotional elements.

I have some of the brightest, hard-working students, and they deserve the best that their community and educators can give them. I believe that by investing in Hawkins County's students, we are investing in a brighter future for our community and children.

My Project

My students need access to great non-fiction and fiction books. When I moved into my classroom five years ago, I inherited an extremely out-dated classroom library comprised of books in extremely poor condition. My students are not motivated to read by this out-dated library.

Research indicates that male students are more motivated to read non-fiction texts than fiction texts.

Currently, my fiction to non-fiction text ratio in my classroom library does not reflect a balance that is engaging to all students. Texts like I Am Malala, A Storm Too Soon, Night, Bomb, Guts and Glory, and Witches! offer historical, high-interest non-fiction to balance out my classroom library and engage ALL of my students. I Am Malala will be a text that I use extensively in class and read with the entire class. Other books will be accessible for students to use to complete independent studies and projects.

Mrs. Singleton
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Hardcover Boxed Set • Amazon Business $56.32 1 $56.32
Serafina Boxed Set [3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set] • Amazon Business $30.72 1 $30.72
The Julie Trilogy (Julie of the Wolves) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
The Alchemist • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference • Amazon Business $16.84 1 $16.84
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem (History (US)) • Amazon Business $15.56 1 $15.56
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, Day • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Guts & Glory: The American Civil War • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Cay (Laurel-Leaf Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
A Storm Too Soon (Young Readers Edition): A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80 Foot Seas • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Counting by 7s • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Jack's Run • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Zach's Lie • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
The Graveyard Book • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50

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