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Mrs. Maqsood from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Readers Are Crazy For Gregor The Overlander Books!

My students need the rest of the books in the Gregor the Overlander book series to feed their Suzanne Collins reading obsession!

  • $206 goal

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My Students

The most fun and often most challenging part of my job is guiding scholars toward the path of falling madly in love with reading. I work to help scholars choose books on their level and according to their interest.

My sixth grade scholars come from low-income neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

They go to school for ten hours of rigorous instruction each day and sometimes they even come on Saturdays for extra tutoring. They have the completely ambitious challenge to read 1.2 million words this year and to pass their comprehension quizzes on each book at an 80% level. Wow! Every year many scholars succeed and some scholars fail, but the key to the scholars' success who make it is that somewhere along the line, they got hooked into reading.

My Project

My scholars have finished reading the first book of the Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins and are clamoring to read the rest of the series. Since last year, it seems that all but two of our copies of the second book have gone missing! In addition we have only a few copies of book three and no remaining copies of books four or five. It is so exciting when scholars are excited to read a certain series and it breaks my heart to have to tell them that we don't have the book. My scholars will read this series of books during their independent reading block in school and also for their assigned independent reading time at home for homework.

What is especially promising about scholars being excited about this book series is that after reading the whole series, they will have read at least 350,000 words toward their goals of reading 1.2 million words this year.

Additionally, having read this series of books will be the trigger that turns many of these children into lifelong fantasy readers.

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Mrs. Maqsood
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles Series • AKJ Books $5.10 8 $40.80
Gregor and the Marks of Secret • AKJ Books $5.10 8 $40.80
Gregor and the Code of Claw • AKJ Books $5.10 8 $40.80
Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods (Underland Chronicles • AKJ Books $5.10 4 $20.40

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