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Ms. G. from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Once Upon a Time in an ELA Classroom

Help me give my students a differentiated and engaging classroom library to support our Independent Reading program!

  • $579 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing young men in the eighth grade. They attend an all-boys charter school in Baltimore and are working to prepare for high school.

This group of young men is full of amazing potential.

This is my second year working with this group of students. During the time I have gotten to know them well and want to do everything I can to make sure they are prepared for high school.

In addition to working to develop our critical-thinking, comprehension, and writing skills, our big focus this year is to develop a LOVE for reading.

My Project

Effective Independent Reading programs in classrooms can engage readers and help them develop a love of reading. Through exposure to literature and texts that are interesting and accessible to them, students can transform from reluctant readers to life-long readers.

Please help me bring engaging texts to my classroom!

Because our school does not have its own library, my classroom library is the main source of literature for my students. For this reason, I am working to expand my library to meet my students' needs and interests!

Through adding more books to our classroom library and developing ways to better manage and organize our Independent Reading materials, our ability to integrate Independent Reading into our everyday routine will increase exponentially!

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
South Shore 3-Shelf Storage Bookcase, Morgan Cherry • Amazon Business $53.68 2 $107.36
Classroom Keepers 30-Slot Mailbox, Blue (001318) • Amazon Business $46.05 2 $92.10
The Maze Runner Series (Maze Runner) • AKJ Education $29.17 1 $29.17
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.18 2 $20.36
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.19 1 $11.19
The Book Thief • AKJ Education $10.49 1 $10.49
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 1 $8.98
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Shiloh • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Charlotte's Web • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Catcher in the Rye • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
The Phantom Tollbooth • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
1984 • AKJ Education $5.98 1 $5.98
Maniac Magee • AKJ Education $5.60 1 $5.60
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Holes • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Because of Winn-dixie • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Fantastic Mr. Fox • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The BFG • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Matilda • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
A Raisin in the Sun (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.57 1 $5.57
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $4.89 1 $4.89
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

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