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Ms. Hintze from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novels the Kids Will Love!

Help me give my students books for shared reading. The novel Bud, Not Buddy is an excellent novel that will peak my students' interest and keep them engaged in reading.

  • $338 goal

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My Students

I teach all subjects in a 6th grade classroom in a poverty-stricken area of Philadelphia. My students face many hardships in their daily lives, yet they tackle each day with optimism and a desire to succeed. Every morning, my kids come to school eager to learn in an environment where they feel safe and loved.

My students are bright, talented, imaginative, and unbelievably strong.

As a teacher, I do everything I can to provide my students with a safe and engaging environment in which to learn. Sadly, we sometimes lack resources that would greatly enhance learning. In order to help my students make the most of their learning experiences, they need items that will pique their interests and help them make meaningful connections to academic content.

My Project

The majority of my 6th grade students come to me on 2nd and 3rd grade reading levels. Because of this, they often lack interest in many of the texts in the curriculum. Though I always differentiate and provide my students with access to texts on their individual reading levels, they still need exposure to books and concepts that are on a 6th grade level. In order to provide my students with quality instruction and give them all access to grade-level material, they need books that will engage them and make them feel more confident about reading.

Through shared reading, even my most struggling readers will be able to read and learn with grade-level material.

The novel Bud, Not Buddy is set in the Great Depression and provides students with a funny and touching story that deals with the topics of loss, family, love, hope, perseverance, and the effects of racism. It is a book my students will love and connect to, which will make my kids eager to learn and excited to read.

Ms. Hintze
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $7.67 33 $253.11

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