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Ms. Harrison from Knoxville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Novels for Reading Rock Stars

My students need small book sets to continue their student-led novel studies.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school includes a large variety of students from various countries all over the world. One hundred percent of the students at my school receive free or reduced price lunch, and we are a school wide recipient of Title I funds.

One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing the change that my students undergo over the course of the year.

I am fortunate enough to see kids develop ways to express kindness each and every day. They use manners that weren't present in August. I have seen students who loathed reading turn into book lovers. A great part is hearing students say that math is their favorite subject because that was not true for me as a child. My classroom is full of faces and personalities that will impact our future world. As a teacher, I believe it is my job to do everything I can to make sure that impact will be a positive impact.

My Project

My students who do not receive intervention services are in my classroom for almost one hour a day while I teach a group of emerging readers for 45 minutes. The students who are in my room and not in my group participate in student-led novel studies. Each student has a job and task to accomplish in the group. One may be the superstar summarizer who facilitates a discussion on summarizing the chapter read. Another member might be an imaginative illustrator who facilitates the discussion on what everyone visualized as they were reading together. We also have a character analyst who facilitates discussion of what traits we would assign to the character based on textual evidence.

These book sets would be a welcome addition so that our student-led novel study groups can continue with new books to provide student engagement.

Reading is such an important life skill. In school, reading skills are used in every subject area including math! By receiving these sets of books, students will build an interest of reading because it will be enjoyable. If reading is enjoyable, they'll do it more often. By reading things they enjoy and want to read, students will be practicing all the phonics and true reading patterns while applying comprehension strategies as well. These books would be used daily and rotated among groups so the use would be amazing and consistent!

Ms. Harrison
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $31.62 1 $31.62
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom • Amazon Business $6.07 5 $30.35
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
My Weird School Daze 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $29.20 1 $29.20
Why Pick On Me? (Marvin Redpost 2, paper) • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.74 5 $23.70
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.34 5 $21.70
My Weird School #12: Ms. Todd Is Odd! • Amazon Business $3.11 5 $15.55

Materials cost

$207.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.38

Total project goal

$282.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.51

3 Donors

-$282.51

Donations toward project cost

-$240.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.38

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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