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Mrs. Cooper from Bald Knob AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Your Typical Reading Material

Help me give my students a variety of short but interesting reading material. My classes are full of reluctant and low readers, but they love to hunt and fish.

  • $174 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to help them develop an interest in school and learning. All my students are below grade level in reading and are struggling in their classes. Many have disabilities and have trouble focusing for longer than a few minutes. Education is not a priority in many of their homes and education isn't valued.

My Project

My students are reluctant to read longer stories, but still enjoy learning about new and interesting topics. My boys have a love for hunting and fishing. They spend all their afternoons and weekends in the woods enjoying these activities. Having some new hunting and fishing magazines will really give them some interesting articles to read. Not only would they enjoy the stories but they would also learn about different types of equipment and techniques that they could put to use.

Reading about a lot of different types of facts and trivia is something my students truly love.

They will spend hours pouring over the world record books and trivia books. Many times this will lead them to want to find out more information about the topic. It is always exciting to see them want to search and learn more about something that interests them. It is not your typical type of reading and research, but it works for my kids.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 35 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
Guinness World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
National Geographic Kids Ultimate Weird but True 3: 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos! • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Field & Stream • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Scholastic Book of World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light Up the Holidays • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Weird But True 10 • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Petersen's Hunting • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Weird But True Human Body: 300 Outrageous Facts about Your Awesome Anatomy (National Geographic Kids Weird but True) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Weird But True Gross: 300 Slimy, Sticky, and Smelly Facts • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62

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