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Mrs. Crawford from Earlham IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books for Lit Circles

Help me give my students books for lit circles. These books will allow small groups of students to each have a copy to read and create discussion.

  • $462 goal

This project expired on May 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of my students HATES reading. I know this because he told me so the first time we met. He's not good at it. Doesn't like it. It's gross.

Yet every morning, he willingly comes to the optional book club.

He comes and discusses the book, argues with me, and reads. He reads.

In a small school like ours, there is little to no budget for literature circles, small book clubs for students with similar interests discovering the plot, setting, characters and themselves along the way.

My Project

The books in my classroom are ancient. They are "busted," as my students say. They don't even look appealing to read. And as hard as it is to not "judge a book by its cover," this is middle school, after all.

I'm blessed with eager students who are buying into my focus on reading, but my selection is grim.

Our classroom needs more current titles that focus on themes they can relate to, discuss and learn from.

Each book will allow a small group to choose a subject that actually interests them, allowing them to group themselves by interest. Having new titles with current and relatable issues can both bring students together and create interesting discussions.

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $12.98 5 $64.90
Between Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $9.39 5 $46.95
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $9.09 5 $45.45
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Scrawl: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 5 $34.90
Freak the Mighty (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.39 5 $31.95
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95

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