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Mrs. Taylor from Orange Park FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Titles Expand the World of 5th Graders!

Help me give my students a thirst for good stories with these new books to add to our classroom library!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a large community school where all of the students live within 2 miles of the school. I have a diverse population of students. My school serves over 50% minorities and 51% economically disadvantaged. We also have a large military population (25%) and students who speak other languages. I have two ELA classes each day to whom I teach reading, language arts, and writing.

My classes include a very broad range of skill levels with some students reading above grade level and other students reading on or below grade level.

Our school theme is Explorers, and that's exactly what my class will be this year!

My Project

I have selected around 50 new titles for our classroom library. A few are oldies but goodies that were checked out and loved too much to return. Most are brand new titles I've researched that were released in 2018. Fifth graders love new books and it's my job to make sure they have a large variety of topics and reading levels to choose from. I have selected Lexile levels from 500 to over 1000 to meet the needs of all of my readers. Additionally I have chosen books with themes that include financial literacy, cultural diversity, perseverance and grit, kindness, adventure, and so much more. Fiction teaches us how to be better people, how to manage emotions and show self-control, and how to handle hardships and disappointment. I love watching my students fall in love with new books!

Mrs. Taylor
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $41.53 1 $41.53
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $18.72 1 $18.72
The Burning Bridge (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Lifters • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Darkness of Dragons (Wings of Fire, Book 10) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Red Fox Clan (Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Wrath of the Dragon King (Dragonwatch) • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, The Book Three) • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
Call of the Wraith (The Blackthorn Key) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11) • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dead City • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Length of a String • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
City of Ghosts • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Breakout • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Mad Wolf's Daughter • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Just Like Jackie • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Small Spaces • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Payback on Poplar Lane (Poplar Kids) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Westing Game: Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Brightwood • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Tight • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Monstrous Devices • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Bob • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Language of Spells • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Winterhouse • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
The Spinner Prince (Pride Wars) • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Talons of Power (Wings of Fire, Book 9) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60

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