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Mrs. Shifflett from Elkins WV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Students Deserve to Read Good Books

Help me give my students different books that they actually want to read.

  • $749 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are truly thirsting for knowledge! They are bright, intelligent young men and women who just want to learn and be able to have books in our classroom to read for pleasure.

They want to have choices and be able to read some more modern literature.

They are actually interested in reading. Not just because they have to, but because they want to. For pleasure. Sadly, this is rare in our area. We need to encourage and provide for them.

My Project

My students need books to read. They are reluctant readers, so I want to give them opportunities to read books that are interesting and exciting to them. I want them to be willingly engaged. There is a huge world out there they know nothing about; these books could open their minds and experiences.

The key to becoming successful writers, enriching their vocabulary, and making sense of the world we live in is inside a book.

They just need the opportunity to open one up and enjoy it. All it takes is one spark. Through novels we can learn tolerance and acceptance and embrace differences.

Mrs. Shifflett
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Scoot Double-Sided Book Cart 5335BL Black, Swivel Wheels, 6 Slanted Shelves • Amazon Business $215.99 1 $215.99
180 DAYS: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents • Amazon Business $25.84 1 $25.84
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel (Wsp Readers Club) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Thousand Splendid Suns • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Visit from the Goon Squad • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Nineteen Minutes • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Before We Were Yours: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Allegedly • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grendel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Good Braider • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
Forever, or a Long, Long Time • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
In Other Words • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
The Running Girl (Louise Rick series) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78

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