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Mr. Reynolds from Orlando FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Can't Wait to Read These Books!

My students need an eclectic mix of books that they have personally requested to read.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful, intelligent and hard working group of young men and women who never cease to impress me.

Many of them came our school fleeing hardship.

Almost half the students are Haitian and came to Orlando following the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. Most of the Hispanic students that make up the other 47.9% of the school were born in Puerto Rico and came here due to PR's economic crisis. As a result, you are just as likely to hear Spanish or Haitian Creole spoken in the hallways as English.

Although many of my students struggle with the language barrier, they embrace our creed and are committed to getting their reading levels up through daily independent reading.

My Project

The difference between success and struggle in high school, college and beyond is a student's reading level. Although numerous studies have shown that the best way to increase a reading level is for the child to simply read as much as possible; in class we tend to only read and dissect short excerpts in an effort to improve their analytical skills.

The only way for students to have meaningful, extended reading practice is to have them read at home; this means giving them books that they're excited to read on their own.

For this project, students were given the opportunity to browse for books on Amazon that they were interested in reading. After some discussion and debate, the students settled on a final list that most of them were interested in reading. It's an eclectic mix of novels, graphic novels and nonfiction that they're desperate to read!

Mr. Reynolds
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wolverine: Old Man Logan • Amazon Business $23.58 1 $23.58
Deadpool by Daniel Way: The Complete Collection - Volume 1 • Amazon Business $22.19 1 $22.19
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $21.33 1 $21.33
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 (Star Wars (Marvel)) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
March: Book One • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Children of Eden: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Suicide Notes • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Infinity Ring Book 2: Divide and Conquer • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Leonardo da Vinci #9: Renaissance Master (The Treasure Chest) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Throne of Glass • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Natalie's Secret #1 (Camp Confidential) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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